National information policy and its implications form an old agenda of LDC governments, and have exercised interest among information professionals since the 1980s. 1 The focus of this book lies within the general framework of information policies. Information policy has implications for infrastructures and technologies as well as for training. This book is in a similar vein, but here, the focus is on organizations and institutions as information-utilizing enablers of development. The concentration is on the process of development and the contribution of national institutions to the process through the advancement of environment transparency for development agents. In this, the institutions are pushing forward the cause of technology transfer, industrialization and development.