On 16 November 2000, the Forum organized a workshop in Mexico City on intergovernmental mechanisms for the effective functioning of federalism. The Forum worked on this project in partnership with the Mexican institute CIDE. Practitioners from Canada, the United States, Germany, Brazil, Argentina and Australia shared best practices with their counterparts in Mexico. The goal of the workshop was to provide the new Mexican government with the opportunity to examine a variety of different models for managing intergovernmental relations and to assist it in determining which models would provide the most effective governance structure for Mexico. Members of Vicente Fox’s transition team also had the chance to get feedback from international participants on options the team were examining for Mexico.