SPaDE's mid-term evaluation has been successful.  The evaluation panel for the Swedish Research Council wrote:  "Swedish studies in demography and social policy in Europe are strong and SPaDE is one of the main research groups in Europe. SPaDE is an excellent research environment with specific opportunities for future research. SPaDE is an established, dynamic and productive research centre and one of the world leading centres in population studies." Funding will be maintained at 7 mkr per year through June 2018.