About DIG 2018-01-29T21:06:33+00:00

ABOUT DIG CONSULTANTS

Why Choose Us?

DIG CONSULTANTS is an international development consulting firm created by experts who have extensive experience working globally in the area of democratic governance. The company is committed to providing high quality technical and professional services to its clients. Based on more than 20 years of direct experience in formulating, implementing, managing and evaluating development projects, the staff of DIG CONSULTANTS will provide top-notch advice and solutions that reflect the needs and interests of the people and organizations with whom the company works.

Based in Halifax, Canada, DIG CONSULTANTS is a boutique consulting firm that can provide tailored, top quality advice and services with limited administrative costs. The focus of the firm is on political institutions and how they interact with the citizens and civil society. From parliaments to political parties to civic engagement, DIG CONSULTANTS has a wealth of knowledge that can benefit those engaging these unique and complex institutions.

DIG CONSULTANTS is committed to inclusive participation to ensure all citizens are engaged with their government through their political institutions, like parliament and political parties, that ensure their views are reflected in the laws and policies of the government. For a democracy is only as sustainable as the political institutions upon which it is based.

Kevin Deveaux - Turkmen Parliament
Kevin DeveauxChief Executive Officer / CEO
As a former parliamentarian, legal drafter and UN senior focal point, Kevin has spent his professional career engaged with parliaments and their impact on the lives of citizens.

A Barrister & Solicitor from Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia, Canada, Kevin practiced law in Toronto and Halifax as a Crown Attorney and, later, as a drafter of legislation.

Kevin was elected to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly in 1998 for the constituency of Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage. He was re-elected in 1999, 2003 and 2006. During his time as an MP, he was the Deputy Speaker for the House from 1999-2003 and the Official Opposition House Leader from 2003-2007.

Kevin also worked internationally with the US-based National Democratic Institute (NDI) as a (part-time) parliamentary consultant from 2001-2006, working in Kosovo, Iraq, Egypt, Cambodia and Palestine.

In March, 2007, Kevin resigned his seat in the House of Assembly to work full time as a Senior Parliamentary Technical Adviser with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Hanoi, Vietnam. In August, 2008, he was appointed to the post of Parliamentary Development Policy Adviser in New York with UNDP’s Democratic Governance Group, where he was in charge of the Global Programme for Parliamentary Support (GPPS) and provided support to more than 70 UNDP Country Offices in which there were parliamentary support programs. He was directly engaged in the development and implementation of major parliamentary programs in Pakistan, Cambodia, Tunisia, Libya, Bangladesh, Lebanon, Myanmar and Iraq.

In 2012 Kevin returned to Canada to practice law and to establish DIG Consultants. Since his return he has continued to work with political institutions globally for UNDP, UN Women, the EU, DFID and other international actors. His work includes project formulation and evaluations and technical advice to beneficiaries in a wide range of countries, including Fiji, Solomon Islands, Nepal, South Sudan, Tanzania, Georgia and Moldova.

Contact Kevin today to learn how DIG can help.