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Kevin Deveaux is a Canadian lawyer and former Member of Parliament who has worked directly with more than 50 parliaments globally and MPs from more than 100 countries. He currently works as a consultant throughout the project cycle (formulation; implementation; evaluation) in the field of political governance (parliamentary development; political party assistance).

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.

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 global 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 guidance to more than 60 UNDP Country Offices working with national parliaments and political parties.

In August 2012 he completed his work with UNDP and returned to Canada to practice law and to provide consulting services to parliaments. He has worked with the World Bank, the EU, DFID, FCO, UN Women, International IDEA and UNDP in the past years.

Related Publications

Research Toolkit: Social Accountability

  • social accountability
  • participatory budget
  • public expenditure tracking
  • citizen report cards
  • social audits
  • public hearings
  • e-government

Better Blending: Making the Case for Transparency and Accountability in Blended Finance

  • sustainable development goals
  • development
  • multilateral development banks
  • blended finance
  • development finance
  • development finance institutions

CORRUPTION AND ANTI-CORRUPTION IN THE COOK ISLANDS

  • illegal fishing
  • fisheries
  • pacific island countries

Guinea-Bissau: Overview of Corruption and Anti-Corruption

  • health sector
  • narcotics
  • organised crime
  • guinea-bissau
  • security forces
  • agriculture
  • narcostate
  • drugs

Strengthening Anti-Corruption Agencies in the Asia Pacific

  • acas
  • anti-corruption agencies
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Kevin Deveaux

Affiliation

Deveaux International Goverance Consultants Inc

Professional Title

Parliament & Political Governance Adviser

Region

  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East and North Africa

Country/Territory

Topics

Specialisms

Parliamentary Development; Political Party Assistance; Campaign Finance Reform; Government Oversight and Accountability; Legal Drafting; Participative Legislative Processes

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