Agenda setting is sometimes also defined as the process by which public demands are translated into items that governments consider for action. Empirical evidence however has shown that the source of this demand has largely been from within the government rather than social groups. In either case, however public managers must understand how demands for policy action can arise and are placed on the formal agenda of government. Three key features characterize agenda setting: (1) the process is non-linear, (2) is both political as well as technical and (3) it takes places within a complex network of state and societal actors (Xun et al, 2010). Tools such as initiation of consultations, surveys and setting indicators can aid in agenda setting.