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The U.S. – Mexico State Alliance Partnership is a collaborative, multi-branch alliance aimed at strengthening cooperation among state officials and institutions of the United States and Mexico. The Alliance Partnership promotes and convenes binational exchanges and workshops among border legislators, attorneys general, treasurers, lieutenant governors, and local officials, as well as academic and policy institutions, to enhance the role of state and local/regional officials in addressing shared public policy concerns that transcend international borders.

The Alliance Partnership is comprised by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Council of State Governments (CSG) and its Western (CSG West) and Southern (SLC) regional offices, Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG), National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), National Association of State Treasurers (NAST), National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA), Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars– Mexico Institute, and North American Research Partnership.


The fundamental goals of the U.S. – Mexico State Alliance Partnership are to:


The Alliance Partnership promotes the integration of activities and outreach with other binational mechanisms, such as the Border Governors Conference, so that concrete policy objectives and reforms can be achieved through a strategic, multi-branch and multi-jurisdictional approach. The Alliance partners, their respective members, networks and linkages comprise a broad and influential coalition that can affect change. The Alliance Partnership is an innovative mechanism of cooperation that enables dynamic synergies and cross-jurisdictional cooperation.

Financial support for the Alliance Partnership is provided by a grant of the USAID, along with significant in-kind and direct support by participating partners and their respective member states, as well as financial contributions by private sector stakeholders. The Alliance Partnership is administered by CSG. For more information about the Alliance Partnership, please contact Martha Castañeda, Program Manager for the U.S. – Mexico State Alliance Partnership or Edgar Ruiz, CSG West Executive Director at (916) 553-4423 or via email at mcastaneda@csg.org or eruiz@csg.org.



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