The Forum is an international organization that develops and shares comparative expertise on the practice of federal and decentralized governance through a global network. The mission of the Forum is to strengthen inclusive and responsive governance, including pluralism and gender equality, in federal, decentralized, and transitioning countries. The Forum has been working with various stakeholders in Myanmar since 2012 and operating activities including training, workshops, academic courses and publication works. The Forum brings the world's leading experts together with the "practitioners" of government: elected officials, civil servants, and political operatives. Alongside its work with governance practitioners, the Forum also supports civil society stakeholders, enhancing understanding and building the capacity of citizens to operate in multilevel systems.