What we do

Global Programs

Creates opportunities for practitioners, scholars, and young professionals to share their experiences and academic research and to produce enduring comparative resources about current and emerging issues in federalism.

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Policy and Research

Facilitates knowledge exchange on topical public policy questions and on issues related to the management and reforms of federal systems. These programs also aim to build a comparative body of knowledge on contemporary, usually structural, themes of federal governance.

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Development Assistance

Strengthens democratic governance among officials and experts in emerging federations. These programs provide practitioners with relevant tools to learn and apply federal principles and practices to specific internal governance challenges.

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The Federalism Library

There are more than 1,000 documents in this library, including papers from Forum events, presentations by Forum experts and all articles from Federations magazine.