The Forum’s development assistance programs strengthen democratic governance among practitioners and experts. We help practitioners to learn and provide them with relevant tools to apply federal principles and practices. The Forum tailors these tools to make them useful and relevant to specific internal governance challenges. The countries that can benefit most of Forum’s development assistance programs are new and emerging federal and devolved countries.
The growth of the Forum’s development assistance work reflects the strong demand for federalism expertise in many developing countries. In recent years, the Forum has received funds for work in Ethiopia, Iraq, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Sudan from the Canadian, Swiss, German, Norwegian and US governments.