One of the objectives of this book is to challenge the sometimes simplistic interpretations of the term “policy”, in order to demonstrate the great diversity of opportunities for non-governmental (and even government) actors to influence government decision-making. Considering the significant rise in donor funding to encourage policy dialogue, a broader understanding of government decisionmaking processes will contribute to more effective engagement of nongovernmental actors, and should help those actors to exploit their individual strengths more effectively. Chapter 1 discussed the divergent interpretations of “policy” in order to pre-empt ambiguities and contradictions that were inevitable in subsequent chapters, and the point is revisited here.