The Government Strategic Analysis Center is an expert institution that provides government and ministries with the independent, research-based information required to make evidence-based public policy decisions.
The Center performs public policy research and evaluations, prepares foresights on strategic issues; submits conclusions to the Government regarding the improvement of areas of public administration; pools the existing analytical competencies of public authorities and bodies and other organizations into a cooperation network and coordinates the activities of this network; consults state and municipal institutions and bodies on methodological issues regarding the drafting of evidence-based decisions; collects and processes data necessary for the performance of its functions, and within its competence provides statistical information to the Government and ministries; performs other functions prescribed by law.
The Government Strategic Analysis Center has been established following the reorganization of the Research and Higher Education Monitoring and Analysis Centre (MOSTA).
The functions of the Government Strategic Analysis Center are defined in the Law of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, the Law on Technology and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania, the Law on Higher Education and Research of the Republic of Lithuania, the Law on Vocational Education and Training of the Republic of Lithuania, the Law on Employment of the Republic of Lithuania.
The Government Strategic Analysis Center is a public legal entity owned by state, and the rights and obligations of the owner are exercised by the Office of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania.