Economic modeling, futures thinking and capacity building further consist BTI skills. BTI has developed a number of pioneering economic models that aide planning and policy-making. Two of the country’s skilled and renowned modelers are BTI partners. BTI is able to have a better grasp of relationships among development dimensions and the shape of the future through the back-to-back use of models and multi-stakeholder scenario building exercises. BTI incorporates capacity building – formal and informal – in all its work whenever possible. It has trained government agencies (e.g. DBM and NEDA central and regional offices, Mindanao Development Authority, ARMM-CPDO) in planning, programming and M&E, and construction and use of various economic models.