The Forum partnered with three organizations to stage a workshop on fiscal federalism in Brasilia. The event, organized by the Getulio Vargas Foundation, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, was held July 20 21, 2006. It included a one-day roundtable on fiscal equalization organized by the Forum in co-operation with the National Council for Fiscal Policy (CONFAZ) and the Fiscal Forum of Brazilian States. The experiences of four countries were presented by experts from Canada, Australia, India and Germany. The roundtable explored mechanisms of fiscal equalization in the four countries.