Kelli Rogers


Kelli Rogers is a global development reporter for Devex. Based in Bangkok, she covers disaster and crisis response, innovation, women’s rights, and development trends throughout Asia. Prior to her current post, she covered leadership, careers, and the USAID implementer community from Washington, D.C. Previously, she reported on social and environmental issues from Nairobi, Kenya. Kelli holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, and has since reported from more than 20 countries.

Latest Articles

Why your 'open door policy' may not be working
19 Feb 2018

A CEO, president or secretary-general with an open door — or no door at all — has become a popular strategy within global development institutions wanting to shake the grips of bureaucracy and better communicate with staff around the world. Devex spoke with two executive coaching experts on the common mistakes that cause the strategy to fall short of expectations.

Aid groups race against Bangladesh's looming monsoons
19 Feb 2018

Bangladesh's approaching cyclone season poses an "emergency within an emergency" for groups working to aid nearly 1 million Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazar.

In Myanmar, private sector under pressure to stand with Rohingya
8 Feb 2018

Multinational corporations such as Unilever and Nestlé have built their businesses alongside promises of progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals. So what happens when human rights abuses take place in a country where they’ve invested millions?

What role is there for development actors in Thailand?
5 Feb 2018

Thailand is an upper middle-income country with its own aid agency, but it is still working to improve government efficiency and beef up its monitoring capabilities. Here’s why Thomas Parks, country representative for Asia Foundation Thailand, says development actors might have a role to play.

USAID broadens antitrafficking efforts in Thailand
2 Feb 2018

Thailand remains a source, destination, and transit country for people subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking. This week, the United States Agency for International Development announced a $10 million commitment to assist the government of Thailand in combatting modern slavery.

3 things Freedom Fund knows about eradicating modern slavery
30 Jan 2018

Certain interventions work better than others in the fight to end modern slavery, according to a recent report from the Freedom Fund. Devex caught up with the fund's senior research and evaluation officer to find out what’s proving to be effective in the global fight to end modern slavery — and what’s not.

Q&A: 'Nothing could have prepared me for Cox's Bazar,' reproductive health expert says
29 Jan 2018

Access remains a top challenge in the sprawling camps of Cox's Bazar, where some Rohingya women are walking two to three hours to reach a health facility. Devex spoke with United Nations Population Fund sexual and reproductive health specialist, Nada Hamza, about these challenges, and what UNFPA’s health care provision will look like as the response moves forward.

Has global development reached 'peak blockchain hype?'
19 Jan 2018

A recent online showdown over a blockchain project for Rohingya diaspora reveals a development community wary of using new technology to repeat past — or fuel fresh — mistakes.

In Bangladesh, aid groups confront an invisible danger
16 Jan 2018

Trafficking networks were already targeting the Rohingya population ahead of the August influx of refugees. Now, as aid workers continue to respond to the overwhelming needs of 655,000 stateless people, worry grows that once-disorganized trafficking gangs are quickly formalizing.

Peace Corps chief nomination met with widespread approval, relief
11 Jan 2018

The announcement of nominee Josephine Olsen to lead the Peace Corps has been met with applause throughout the global development and social work communities. What can be expected from the volunteer agency under her leadership?