The Budget Strengthening Initiative (BSI), hosted within the Overseas Development Institute’s Centre for Aid and Public Expenditure (CAPE), is a program of technical assistance which supports Ministries of Finance in fragile States and transitional states with strategic advice and practical implementation assistance. 

BSI aims is to assist fragile states, particularly those emerging from conflicts, to build capacity in all areas of public financial management (PFM) from planning and budgeting, PFM system reform and aid coordination to support for service delivery at local level.