The Office of Budget and Resource Management (BRM) is responsible for strengthening USAID’s resource planning processes and budget capabilities that prioritize investments and are informed by policy priorities and anticipated impacts. BRM supports the administrator, in close coordination with the State Department, to recommend program budgets and resource allocations. BRM's objectives are:
- Establish resource planning parameters, frameworks and guidance to inform long-term and annual planning at the country, regional and functional initiative level;
- Recommend an annual development budget based on reviews of plans and bureau recommendations;
- Recommend an allocation of program resources and help ensure that program funds are allotted and reprogrammed quickly for implementation; and
- Ensure linkage between program and operating expenses.