A MODERN FACE OF AID AND DEVELOPMENT

OUR SERVICES

We design, tender for, manage and review innovative aid and development programs.
DESIGN

DevDAS has 15+ years’ design experience, has designed or re-scoped over 20 programs for donors, private sector and NGOs, including several A$10million + multi-year initiatives. DevDAS is also retained on the DFAT Design Panel (2007 – current). Contact us about your next design.

TENDER

At DevDAS, we have led and secured over 50% of the 100+ donor initiatives for which we have tendered (2005 – current). We provide full tender cycle support from strategic advice to technical writing. We ensure strict client confidentiality. Consider us for your upcoming tender.

MANAGE

DevDAS has managed 80+ development initiatives and projects across the Indo-Pacific region (2002 – current), working for donors including DFAT Australian Aid, World Bank Group, private sector and NGOs. Our sectors of work are diverse. Consult with us about your project needs.

REVIEW

At DevDAS, we have 15+ years’ experience in undertaking reviews of donors’ programs globally, including of grants across the Indo-Pacific region, Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean. Our reviews span a range of sectors. Discuss your next review with us.

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Portfolio

We have consulted on 80+ aid initiatives across a range of sectors in different regions.
  • Design

    DevDAS has 10+ years’ design experience, has designed or re-scoped over 20 programs for donors, private sector and NGOs, including several A$10million + multi-year initiatives. DevDAS is also retained on the DFAT Design Panel (2007 – current). Here are some examples for our Designs.
    Desk, Regional: DFAT Aid Advisory Services (AAS), Design Panel Member, DFAT, 2015

    DeskAustralian Civilian Corps (ACC) Support Services, Project Design, Design Consultant, DFAT 2010

    DeskIraq Customs & Border Control Project, Design Adviser, DFAT/CCES, 2009

    DeskGender Analysis and Integration Paper for Design Document: Multi-Country Market Development Facility (M4P – Making Markets Work for the Poor), [Timor-Leste, Fiji, Solomon Islands], Gender Adviser, DFAT, June – July 2009. Designed program value: $11m/3 yrs

    DeskDFAT-funded Vanuatu Transport Sector Support Program (VTSSP) design, Editing, synthesis, analysis and compliance, Design Adviser, DFAT, 2008
    Design
  • Tender


    At DevDAS, we have led and secured over 50% of the 80+ donor initiatives for which we have tendered (2005 – current). We provide full tender cycle support from strategic advice to technical writing. We ensure strict client confidentiality. Here are some examples for our tenders.
    Desk: Australia Africa Awards (AAA), Evaluation Committee (EC) Panel, Independent Member, DFAT, 2015

    Desk: Various tenders and projects, Arup International Development (AID) Group Australasia, Business Development Adviser, 2013-15

    Desk: Various tenders and initiatives, RTI International Development Group (IDG) U.S.A, Talent Network Consultant, 2015 – current

    Desk: DFAT-funded Development Assistance Facility for Afghanistan (DAFA) Phase III, Adviser on Technical Proposal, Adam Smith International (ASI), 2012 Desk, PNG – Various tenders and initiatives, URS Sustainable Development, Australia, International Development Adviser, 2007-09

    Desk: Specialist Health Services (SHS) Global contract, Evaluation Committee (EC) Panel, Independent Member, DFAT, 2015

    Tender
  • Project Management


    DevDAS has managed 40+ development initiatives and projects across the Indo-Pacific region (2002 – current), working for donors including DFAT Australian Aid, World Bank Group, private sector and NGOs. Our sectors of work are diverse. Here are some examples of our Project Management work.
    Desk: Gender & Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Adviser, DFAT Asia, 2013 – current (intermittent)

    Desk, Thailand: ASEAN Tourism Professional Registration System (ATPRS) (website and portal), Project Manager, DFAT/NRC/ASEAN Secretariat and AADCP2, 2014-15

    Desk: iAccelerate Start, Business incubator program, University of Wollongong, Resident, 2015 – current

    Desk, Pacific: Australian Development Gateway (website and portal), Sector Expert (Development Effectiveness), then Project Director/Manager, DFAT/NRC, 2008-12

    Desk: Mobiles for International Development (TC105) (Platforms, mBanking, mAgri, mLearning, mHealth, mSurveys & Polling, Online Course, TechChange, 2013

    Project Management
  • Review


    At DevDAS, we have 10+ years’ experience in undertaking reviews of donors’ programs globally, including of grants across the Indo-Pacific region, Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean. Our reviews span a range of sectors. Here are some examples for our Reviews.
    Desk: Gender & Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Adviser, DFAT Asia, 2013 – current (intermittent)

    Desk, Asia: Study on ASEAN regional economic integration: Success Stories, Best Practices – Tourism Professionals (including resulting publication), Adviser, DFAT/ASEAN Secretariat and AADCP2, 2012-13

    Desk: Independent Evaluation of Global Grants Program (Australian Sports Outreach Program), Team Leader & Reviewer, DFAT, 2013

    Desk, India: Independent Evaluation of the Australian Sports Outreach Program (ASOP) India & Concept Paper covering Business Linkages, ASC/DFAT, 2014

    Desk, PNG: PNG-Australia Law & Justice Partnership (PALJP): Sector-wide Annual Performance Report (APR), M&E Consultant, Cardno/DFAT, 2013

    Review
  • Governance & PSD


    DevDAS has consulted across 34 aid initiatives in the area of Governance and Private Sector Development across various countries for different clients. Here are some examples for our Governance and Private Sector Development work.
    Desk, PNG: PNG-Australia Law & Justice Partnership (PALJP): Sector-wide Annual Performance Report (APR), M&E Consultant, Cardno/DFAT, 2013

    Desk, Pacific: DFAT-funded Pacific Leadership Program (PLP) Research Panel Members (DevDAS Team), Cardno/DFAT, 2013 – current

    Desk, Asia-Pacific: Timor-Leste, Tonga, Samoa, Solomon Islands, PNG, Fiji Islands (desk), Vanuatu (desk), Gender Mainstreaming Program case studies, World Bank Group/IFC/DFAT, 2010

    Desk: Iraq Customs & Border Control Project, Design Adviser, DFAT/CCES, 2009

    Desk: International Development Contractors (IDC) Group, Taskforce Leader – Strategy & Engagement, 20073

    Governance & PSD
  • Education & Health


    DevDAS has consulted across 20 aid initiatives in the area of health and education across various countries for different clients. Here are some examples for our Education and Health.
    Desk, PNG: Design PNG National Schools-based Program Design & Sector Concept, Team Leader, Design Adviser, DFAT, 2012

    Desk: Specialist Health Services (SHS) Global contract, Evaluation Committee (EC) Panel, Independent Member, DFAT, 2015

    Desk: Mobiles for International Development (TC105) (Platforms, mBanking, mAgri, mLearning, mHealth, mSurveys & Polling, Online Course, TechChange, 2013

    Desk: DFAT-funded Australia Awards (AA): Leadership for Development Program (LfDP) tender, Bid Assistance, Australian Education & Leadership Centre (AELC), 2012

    Desk: Australia Africa Awards (AAA), Evaluation Committee (EC) Panel, Independent Member, DFAT, 2015

    Education & Health
  • Gender


    DevDAS has consulted across 20 aid initiatives in the area of gender across various countries for different clients. Here are some examples for our Gender work.
    Desk: Gender Analysis and Integration Paper for Design Document: Multi-Country Market Development Facility (M4P – Making Markets Work for the Poor), [Timor-Leste, Fiji, Solomon Islands], Gender Adviser, DFAT, June – July 2009. Designed program value: $11m/3 yrs

    Desk, Asia-Pacific: Timor-Leste, Tonga, Samoa, Solomon Islands, PNG, Fiji Islands (desk), Vanuatu (desk), Gender Mainstreaming Program case studies, World Bank Group/IFC/DFAT, 2010

    Desk: United Nations’ IUCN Gender Expert Network, Panel Member, UN IUCN 2013 – current

    Desk: Mobiles for International Development (TC105) (Platforms, mBanking, mAgri, mLearning, mHealth, mSurveys & Polling, Online Course, TechChange, 2013

    Desk: Gender & Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Adviser, DFAT Asia, 2013 – current (intermittent)

    Gender
  • Other work


    DevDAS has consulted across 32 aid initiatives in various other sectors for different clients. Here are some examples for our work in various other sectors.
    Desk, Thailand: ASEAN Tourism Professional Registration System (ATPRS) (website and portal), Project Manager, DFAT/NRC/ASEAN Secretariat and AADCP2, 2014-15

    Desk: Various tenders and projects, Arup International Development (AID) Group Australasia, Business Development Adviser, 2013-15

    Desk: iAccelerate Start, Business incubator program, University of Wollongong, Resident, 2015 – current

    Desk, Regional: DFAT Aid Advisory Services (AAS), Design Panel Member, DFAT, 2015

    Desk: Australian National University (ANU) Development Policy Centre (Devpolicy), Research Associate (Founding), 2010 – current

    Other work
  • PNG and the Pacific


    DevDAS has consulted across 31 aid initiatives in the region of PNG and Pacific. Here are some examples for our work in the PNG and the Pacific.
    Desk, PNG: Various tenders and initiatives, URS Sustainable Development, Australia, International Development Adviser, 2007-09

    Desk, Pacific: Australian Development Gateway (website and portal), Sector Expert (Development Effectiveness), then Project Director/Manager, DFAT/NRC, 2008-12

    Desk, Asia-Pacific: Timor-Leste, Tonga, Samoa, Solomon Islands, PNG, Fiji Islands (desk), Vanuatu (desk), Gender Mainstreaming Program case studies, World Bank Group/IFC/DFAT, 2010

    Desk, PNG: Design PNG National Schools-based Program Design & Sector Concept, Team Leader, Design Adviser, DFAT, 2012

    Desk, PNG: PNG-Australia Law & Justice Partnership (PALJP): Sector-wide Annual Performance Report (APR), M&E Consultant, Cardno/DFAT, 2013

    PNG and the Pacific
  • Asia


    DevDAS has consulted across 27 aid initiatives for different countries in Asia. Here are some examples for our work in Asia

     

     

    Desk: Gender & Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Adviser, DFAT Asia, 2013 – current (intermittent)


    Desk, Thailand: ASEAN Tourism Professional Registration System (ATPRS) (website and portal), Project Manager, DFAT/NRC/ASEAN Secretariat and AADCP2, 2014-15


    Desk: Asian Development Bank (ADB), DevCom Roster, Member, 2013 – current


    Desk, India: Independent Evaluation of the Australian Sports Outreach Program (ASOP) India & Concept Paper covering Business Linkages, ASC/DFAT, 2014


    Desk, Indonesia: Australia Indonesia Partnership for Justice (AIPJ), Technical Assessment Panel (TAP)/Evaluation Committee (EC) Panel, Independent Member, DFAT, 2010


     

    Asia
  • Middle East and Other


    DevDAS has consulted across 5 aid initiatives in the Middle east and surrounding region. Here are some examples for our work in the Middle East and Other countries.
    Desk: Australia Africa Awards (AAA), Evaluation Committee (EC) Panel, Independent Member, DFAT, 2015

    Desk: Endeavour Panel Scholarships, Selection Panel Member, Department of Education (Australia), 2013-15

    Desk: DFAT-funded Development Assistance Facility for Afghanistan (DAFA) Phase III, Adviser on Technical Proposal, Adam Smith International (ASI), 2012

    Desk: Iraq Customs & Border Control Project, Design Adviser, DFAT/CCES, 2009

    Desk, Regional: DFAT Aid Advisory Services (AAS), Design Panel Member, DFAT, 2015

    Middle East and Other
  • Global


    DevDAS has consulted across 14 aid initiatives globally in different sectors. Here are some examples for our Global work.
    Desk, Regional: DFAT Aid Advisory Services (AAS), Design Panel Member, DFAT, 2015

    Desk: Australian Civilian Corps (ACC) Support Services, Project Design, Design Consultant, DFAT 2010

    Desk: Global DFAT Tender Capability Statement, Business Development Adviser, HK Logistics, 2011

    Desk: Mobiles for International Development (TC105) (Platforms, mBanking, mAgri, mLearning, mHealth, mSurveys & Polling, Online Course, TechChange, 2013

    Desk: Independent Evaluation of Global Grants Program (Australian Sports Outreach Program), Team Leader & Reviewer, DFAT, 2013
    Global
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About US

We design, tender for, manage, and review innovative Aid and Development programs
Developing innovative aid initiatives with passion since 2008.

DevDAS Pty Ltd is an aid and development consultancy firm, working in the Asia-Pacific region. We have consulted on aid initiatives across a range of sectors such as in governance, education, health and technology worth over A$50 million. Our clients include donors such as DFAT Australian Aid, World Bank Group and the private sector. At DevDAS we offer a fresh, modern approach to the field of aid and development. We believe in:
Bringing novel approaches to issues
Combining theory with practice
Applying appropriate technology
Building regional professionals
Investing in the leaders of tomorrow
We’re keen to put these into practice and ‘live our shared values’ through our approaches and work together in emerging economies.How do we do this? For example, since 2007 DevDAS has supported 60+ entrepreneurs - especially women - who are making a living through loans as part of our Kiva portfolio. See more here.
Are you a Consultant from the region? Do you work with a Bilateral or Multilateral agency? Are you tendering for an aid agency initiative? Do you need an overseas program managed? See more information here.

  • DESIGN

    We design aid and development initiatives for the Indo-Pacific region.

  • TENDER

    We assist firms to tender for and secure aid programs.

  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT

    We add practical experience to managing your aid initiatives.

  • REVIEW

    We conduct mid term and end of program evaluations.

Our Team

TAMARA HAIG
TAMARA HAIG
Chief Executive Officer
Tamara has 15 years experience across 12 countries in the Indo-Pacific region for clients including DFAT, WBG, private sector and NGOs. She has designed, worked on or managed 80+ aid initiatives and is on several donor panels (for design, gender and ICT). She speaks English and Melanesian Pidgin.
Danielle Greentree
Danielle Greentree
Lead – Consulting Group
Danielle has 15 years experience working across projects including the Asia-Pacific for donors (such as DFAT, WBG and ADB), private sector, regional organisations and governments. She is skilled in business development, project management and operations, working with teams across countries.
Frances Granada
Frances Granada
Executive Assistant
Frances has 10 years’ experience in Project Management from corporate to field. She has successfully supported DevDAS initiatives across the Consulting Group since 2017 (including technical inputs, report drafting and working closely with Tamara Haig PD, and Danielle Greentree PM).
Rekha Dey
Rekha Dey
Associate – India
Rekha has over 10 years experience for private, public sector and donors including DFAT/ ASC across projects, research, advocacy and marketing (including sports development) in India and the region. She has developed NGO, PPP and business models, and managed A$5 million aid initiatives.
Nynette Sass
Nynette Sass
Associate
Nynette has over 20 years experience across Samoa and the Pacific, spanning business advisory and NGO governance work for WBG (IFC) and NGOs. She is Secretary General and a founding member of Samoa For Real Inc (NGO) and has held board and executive roles relating to business and NGOs.
David Teaabo
David Teaabo
Associate – Kiribati
David has over 10 years experience across the Pacific, in particular Kiribati and Micronesia. He has worked with PIFS and NGOs and has consulted across projects, gender and M&E. David has worked with governments, on boards for NGOs, for the Red Cross, for DFAT Australian Aid and others.
Justice Gua
Justice Gua
Associate
Justice has over 15 years experience working across PNG with donors (DFAT and UNDP), aid managing contractors including in Deputy TL roles (Coffey, Abt JTA and Cardno Emerging Markets), government (national and provincial) and private sector (banking and telecommunications).
Laitia Tamata
Laitia Tamata
Associate – Fiji
Laitia is a Gender Equity, Social Inclusion and Policy/Legal Specialist with over 15 years’ experience working across the Pacific including in Fiji, Papua New Guinea and all 14 Pacific Islands Countries (PICs). He has worked in fluid socio-cultural and political environments across the Pacific as well as conflict-affected areas such as Iraq for agencies including DFAT, UNDP, UNAIDS, UN Women and UNICEF, the EU, PIANGO, PIAF and SPC, Government (Fiji) and Universities (USP).
Celestino Ulep
Celestino Ulep
Associate – Philippines
Celestino is a tourism development professional with over 20 years experience and involvement in ASEAN and the ASEAN community. This includes work in ASEAN Tourism Working Groups as Adviser and Facilitator to planning workshops (2011 – 2014), including assisting Philippines NTO as a Chair of workshops. He has also been involved in the conceptualization, discussions and negotiations for the creation of an ASEAN Regional Center that was initially funded by a donor (now a fully operational Center in the Philippines).
Hellen Moliki
Hellen Moliki
Associate – PNG
Hellen has 10+ years as an experienced social research and M&E specialist in PNG, speaking English, Pidgin and Japanese. She has worked on multi-million dollar DFAT-funded investments across education, health, law and justice, infrastructure and with others such as NRI, and the U.S. based Harvard Kennedy School.
Nanette Tutua
Nanette Tutua
Associate – Solomon Islands
Nanette is the Managing Director for Zai na Tina (ZNT) Organic Center at Burnscreek Solomon Islands, The Center was founded by her late father Joini Tutua (Father of Organic Farming in Solomon Islands) and managed by her brother Dr Shane Tutua Phd. The Center specializes in growing organic vegetables, fruits, spices and trials poultry for its manure use in the farm. She is also the Vice Chair for Kastom Gaden Association a Non Government Organisation which her late father founded.
Leith Veremaito
Leith Veremaito
Associate – Vanuatu
Leith has over 15 years of experience across DFAT, World Bank Group-funded initiatives and in Government, working closely with civil society and private sector. He has specialised in infrastructure, energy and governance initiatives across Vanuatu. He has a Master of Urban and Regional Planning (UQ, Australia, 2014).

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