“A policymaking system is comprised of individuals who often come together in small groups within the framework of an organization that is characterized by hierarchy, division of labor and specialization.” This definition of Alexander George 1 points out the psychological aspects of decisionmaking. To take a policy decision is an individual behavioral act, having cognitive, affective and behavioral connotations. It is also an organizational act. Yet, most political leaders have been less than eager, to say the least, to create and support formal advisory bodies with proper professional and staff competence.