In December 2012, DIG Consultants Inc. was hired by the Canadian Parliamentary Centre to develop and facilitate a training program for Mada – an Egyptian Forum of NGOs. Program participants included former MPs, political party representatives, NGOs, academics and parliamentary staff.

The workshop provided an overview of the process and the best practices with regard to completing a needs assessment of a parliament. Before the training was complete, the participants had developed a framework for the a possible assessment of the Egyptian Parliament once it is again established after a parliamentary election expected in 2013.