About Us

Dunn, Pierre, Barnett and Company (DPBG)

As a human resource development consulting and training firm, DPBG draws on the diverse expertise of its team members, directors, and associates to achieve innovative and creative solutions to human resource development by focusing on human capital, data science research, labour market and social surveys, and human resource development needs.

It was established to assist global corporations and organisations in meeting the challenges of today’s complex business and training environments. DPB offers innovative, customized consultancy services to small, medium, and large organisations and operates across all industries and sub-sectors. It offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio of services which combines insight and innovation from multiple disciplines with business knowledge and industry expertise to help clients exceed their expectations. These services are delivered through the company’s unique Delivery Model in four broad areas:

  • Management Consulting and HR. Research
  • Education & Training (Competency-Based)
  • Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET)
  • Human Resource Development
  • Research and Labour Market Needs Assessment
  • Capacity Building & Institutional Strengthening
  • Data on the Black population
  • DataLab 360: Pioneering Data and Business Innovation
  • Data collection and Statistical Research
  • Labour Market data
  • Labour Force Surveys, Research and Social Surveys
  • Labour Market Information Systems and EMIS,
  • Workforce Development
  • Migration/ Crime Statistics / (Counter Human Trafficking)
  • Data Science and database management
  • Research on the Black population.
  • Black Data: on the voting population of over 135 black countries
  • Artificial Intelligence

Education and Training

In the area of Education and Training the company offers consultancy services to Ministries of Education, Youth and Labour, technical and vocational educational and training (TVET) institutions, TVET Focal points and other training providers. The company is experienced in handling a wide variety of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) consultancy assignments using the Competency-based Education and Training (CBET) approach, including development of national qualifications and assessment frameworks, quality management, CBET instructor and assessor training, programme and curriculum development, implementation and evaluation, all tailored to the specific requirements of the individual client.

In providing these services the company utilizes cutting edge technologies and research and evaluation methodologies, to solve immediate and emerging training needs in response to labour market demands.

Human Resource Development

In the area of Human Resource Development, the company provides organizations and businesses with a wide variety of human resource services including skills training and upgrading, workforce development, performance management (using performance management indicators – PMIs as a measurement tool), organizational development, policy and procedures development and related research. Using a structured approach to developing creative human potential, the company helps businesses make the most of their human capital. These consulting services can be provided on-site or off-site or a combination that best suits the client’s needs

Capacity Building and Institutional Strengthening

Through the expertise of directors and the network of associates, the company has the ability to build capacity and strengthen institutions which enable them to deliver better quality services in a more cost-effective manner. DPBG has the competence to assess the strengths and weaknesses of companies along multiple dimensions of management including strategic direction, organizational structure, planning, monitoring, and evaluation. Using the results from research and institutional assessments, the company is able to build capacity through a variety of means including education and training reform programmes, strategic and long-term planning, financial management, policy dialogue and transition to implementation.

Research and Labour Market Needs Assessment

The Company has had a successful track record in conducting Labour Market Needs Assessments, Employment, Skills, and Occupational Sector Studies throughout the Caribbean. Its Directors and Associates also have wide experience in conducting social research, utilising a variety of qualitative and quantitative methodologies, integrating the latest statistical software technologies to analyse, synthesize, summarize and to develop final research reports. DPBG has conducted several labour market needs assessments in Canada and throughout the Caribbean Region, enabling countries to develop polices and strategic plans towards training and meeting market demands.

“Some of our clients include the United Nations, the World Health Organisation, Pan American Organisation, the British Government, the Caribbean Development Bank and the World Bank.”

Global Leaders in Conducting Surveys

DPBG is Canada’s largest Black Management consultancy company and has conducted over 300 studies in over 40 countries. Some of our clients include the United Nations, the World Health Organisation, Pan American Organisation, the British Government, the Caribbean Development Bank, and the World Bank; DPBG has conducted several surveys in the Caribbean and Canada over the past ten years, including:


  • National Skills Audit, Guyana, 2024
  • Labour Market Assessment, Saint Lucia, 2024
  • Black Quebecers Pension Survey – Canada, 2023
  • Canada’s First Ever Black Labour Market Survey – Ontario, Canada, 2022
  • Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation – Electricity Use survey 2022
  • Psychosocial Support Services Baseline Survey – Ministry of Education, Saint Lucia 2022
  • Human Traffickers routes (342) in the Caribbean Region                               “The impact of trafficking from Venezuela on neighbouring Caribbean States” 2020
  • Human Trafficking Survey in CARIFORUM Region, CARICOM 2019
  • Survey of Health Workers in the Caribbean Region in the 28 countries, PAHO/WHO, 2018
  • Labour Market Needs Assessment, Suriname, 2018
  • National Skills Audit, Turks and Caicos, 2017
  • Migration routes into the Turks and Caicos and the Northern Caribbean, 2016
  • Institutional Assessment of Training Entities in St. Kitts-Nevis, 2015
  • Labour Market Needs Assessment of the OECS, 2015
  • Labour Market Needs Survey Saint Lucia, 2012


“Dunn, Pierre, Barnett, and Company believe that quality management is extremely important and that it ensures that an organization’s products or services are consistent. Quality management is the act of overseeing all activities and tasks needed to maintain a desired level of excellence.”