The Information and Decision Support Center affiliated to the Egyptian Cabinet, is one of Egypt's leading think tanks. It is a governmental non-profit think-tank offering professional and specialized services to the decision makers. Since its establishment in 1985, the IDSC has undergone many facelifts to cope with the changes the Egyptian society went through. In its first phase (1985- 1999), IDSC dedicated its efforts towards the development of Egypt's information infrastructure, then the establishment of the Communications and Information Technology Ministry was a turning point that marked IDSC's role as a think-tank that supports the decision-making process in various development domains. In the second phase (1999 – 2005), IDSC became responsible for providing applicably scientific and pragmatic solution in various fields of life: political, economic, social and information technology management, olding constructive debates and societal dialogues As of 2005, in its continuous strive to effectively support the ongoing developmental plans of the country, IDSC's role has emerged as the main governmental think-tank in Egypt, supporting the decision-making process for a wide array of stakeholders. To realize its mission, IDSC is proactively keen in highlighting priority issues and pursuing global experiences and trends, to keep pace with the expectations and needs of the decision makers, and cope with the rapid pace of developments taking place within the Egyptian society.