The Forum of Federations is an international governance organization founded by Canada and funded by nine other partner governments – Australia, Brazil, Ethiopia, Germany, India, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan and Switzerland.

The Forum of Federations is a learning network concerned with promoting intergovernmental learning on governance challenges in multi-level democracies. The Forum is not an advocacy organization and doesn’t advocate for any particular structure of government.

  • assist in democracy building in fragile states or regions in post-conflict situation. Democratic evolution does not happen overnight; our extensive experience in countries such as Ethiopia, Iraq, Nepal, Pakistan, Sudan and Sri Lanka can be put to use quickly and effectively.
  • focus on the key issues of local empowerment. If you want to promote democracy in a way that gets real, on-the-ground results,            our focus on the key issues of local empowerment– too often ignored – can add an essential dimension to your efforts.
  • Provide innovative solutions to challenges posed by multi-level governance in a range of devolved, decentralized or federal countries.We bring a tested, comparative approach, a global network of experts and excellent access to key government officials around the world. We have worked in Germany on improving public service delivery, in Brazil on implementing a value added tax, in India on fiscal equalization, in Australia on metropolitan governance, in Switzerland on designing an immigration and integration policy.


The Forum Advantage: Hands-on Experience and High-level Expertise

The Forum has a practical, problem-solving approach to achieving results. Since its founding nearly two decades ago, it has supported governments and citizens around the world – through training, the provision of expertise and impartial practical education.

Forum of Federations Headquarters

75 Albert Street, Suite 411
Ottawa, ON K1P 5E7
Tel.: +1 613-244-3360
Fax.: +1 613-244-3372

Get in Touch with Field Representatives

Brazil Field Office : Constantino Cronemberger Mendes
Coordenador de Estudos em Desenvolvimento Federativo – CODEF/DIRUR
Coordenador-Geral do Grupo de Trabalho sobre Federalismo – IPEA
Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (IPEA)
Diretoria de Estudos Regionais, Urbanos e Ambientais – DIRUR
SBS Quadra 01, Ed. BNDES, Sala 329
70076-900 Brasília DF
Tel. (61) 2026-5056

Ethiopia Field Office: Shawn Houlihan