Jenny Lei Ravelo


Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex senior reporter based in Manila. Since 2011, she has covered a wide range of development and humanitarian aid issues, from leadership and policy changes at DfID to the logistical and security impediments faced by international and local aid responders in disaster-prone and conflict-affected countries in Africa and Asia. Her interests include global health and the analysis of aid challenges and trends in sub-Saharan Africa.

Latest Articles

3 insights from World Bank's Tim Evans on global health
26 Apr 2017

In the midst of uncertainties are opportunities for the global health community to rethink strategies on how to more effectively use development assistance for health.

Who's who in #globaldev: April 2017 appointments
24 Apr 2017

Malala Yousafzai and Achim Steiner are taking on new responsibilities under the United Nations.

AIIB voluntarily adopts MDBs’ cross-debarment list

Individuals and firms who've engaged in corrupt practices before now have zero to low chances of engaging in business with the Beijing-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

Q&A: Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa on fighting for better mental health awareness
12 Apr 2017

On the occasion of World Health Day, Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa talked about her own experience with depression and how she plans to help those facing the same in her home country, the Philippines.

OECD aid reaches record high but more money is spent domestically
11 Apr 2017

Development Assistance Committee donors are spending more on refugee costs at home, new figures show, while bilateral aid continues to fall for the least developed countries.

How the WHO is attracting more geographically diverse talent: A Q&A with Eric Tagnon
10 Apr 2017

The "Go WHO!" initiative has some key tips for recruiters worldwide. Devex talks to Eric Tagnon, the WHO's new regional human resources manager, to learn more.

Mindfulness meditation: Can this practice help mitigate aid worker stress?
7 Apr 2017

As aid workers report ever higher levels of burnout, stress, depression and PTSD, Action Against Hunger Partnerships Program Manager Hitendra Solanki is pushing for a not-so-radical new approach.

Who's who in #globaldev: March 2017 appointments
3 Apr 2017

Another American will be replacing Ertharin Cousin at the helm of the U.N. World Food Programme when her term expires this April.

From fashion to designing for development: Q&A with Sophia Sunwoo
22 Mar 2017

To figure out why water projects are failing, the Water Collective takes a markedly different approach — thanks, in no small part, to its co-founder's unusual background.

How mobile apps are making cities safer for women
15 Mar 2017

Data on lighting and visibility could help cities redesign with an eye toward wider access.