Second MCC Philippine compact under review due to rule of law, human rights concerns

The Philippines appeared to be on a fast track toward a new aid compact with the Millennium Challenge Corp., but rising concerns over human rights issues has prompted the U.S. bilateral aid agency to re-evaluate its partnership with the country.

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  • Jenny Lei Ravelo

    Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.