The Ministry of Education and Science has just granted to the PPMI the status of a private research institution. This brings the PPMI among the very few private entities which have such status in Lithuania. This is also a recognition of the Institute's record in conducting applied research in social sciences (primarily, in the field of public policy).
The PPMI will draw on this official recognition to further develop its capacity and expertise. It aspires to maintain its role as one of the leading sources of independent public policy advice in Lithuania. Furthermore the Institute intends to grow further by providing services to various European institutions and to integrate more actively into various international research and think-tank networks.