Dovilė Jonavičienė

Dovilė (Žvalionytė) Jonavičienė has over 10 years of experience in researching various public policy issues. She has led or taken part in a range of research and consultancy assignments to national and international authorities including the European Commission and its agencies. Her main research interests focus on labour mobility and migration policy, employment and social inclusion as well as on (quasi)experimental evaluation methods. Since 2014 Dovilė is a partner at PPMI and holds the position of Director for Research and Policy Advice. Dovilė is also a lecturer at the Institute of International Relations and Political Science of Vilnius University. 


Key areas of expertise

  • Policy areas: migration and labour mobility, employment, social inclusion, youth policy
  • Research methods: experimental and quasi-experimental methods, including counterfactual impact evaluation, and other quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection and analysis (desk-based research, in-depth interviews, questionnaire surveys, correlation/regression analysis and others)
  • Project management: experience in managing national and international expert teams


Education

  • PhD in Social Sciences, Vilnius University, Lithuania, 2014
  • MA in Political Science (International Relations and Diplomacy), Vilnius University, Lithuania, 2008 
  • BA in Political Science, Vilnius University, Lithuania, 2006
  • Training in (quasi)experimental and other quantitative research methods (USA, 2010; Germany, 2010; Slovenia, 2011; Italy, 2012, 2013; Denmark 2013)


Selected projects

Study on tools and policy pointers for mainstreaming innovative pedagogies and school organisation practices: barriers and solutions (European Commission, DG Education and Culture, 2015–2017)

Analysis of the first results of the implementation of the 2014-2020 Operational Programmes supported by the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) and related YEI and ESF youth employment actions in the Member States in 2015 and 2016 (European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, 2015–2016)

Evaluation of the Youth Employment Initiative and relevant ESF support, including the implementation of the Youth Guarantee, in Lithuania (Ministry of Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania, 2015–2016)

Integration of NEET youth into the labour market and society: evaluation of NEETs-oriented policy interventions (Office of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, 2015)

Sustainable work throughout the life course: national policies and strategies (European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, 2014–2015)

Counterfactual Impact Evaluation of ESF-funded Active Labour Market Measures in Lithuania (European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, 2014–2015)

Friends or Foes? The Integration of Return Migrants into the Labour Market and Society of Lithuania (research grant from the Research Council of Lithuania, 2013–2015)

Evaluation of the Human Resource Development and Social Cohesion in Lithuania and Assessment of the Prospects for 2014–2020 (Ministry of Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania, 2012–2013)

Evaluation of the Feasibility of Using Counterfactual Impact Evaluation for the Assessment of Interventions Financed by the EU Structural Funds (including the issues of data availability) (Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania, 2012)

Labour Mobility within the EU: Impacts of Return Migration (European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, 2011–2012)

Vicious circle? Circular Migration of Lithuanians (research grant from Research Council of Lithuania, 2010–2012)

Evaluation of Social Integration Services for Socially Vulnerable and Socially Excluded Individuals (using counterfactual analysis) (Ministry of Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania, 2010–2011)

Study "Results of Studying: Research on the Integration of the Universities Graduates in the Labour Market" (research grant from Norwegian Financial Mechanism, 2009–2010)

Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Economic Migration Regulation Strategy (Ministry of Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania, 2008–2009)

Impact of EU Migration Policy on Lithuania and Lithuania's Goals in Formulating EU Policy in the Areas of Legal and Illegal Migration (Office of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, 2008)

Social Protection and Social Inclusion Policies in Lithuania: Further Development and Future Perspectives 2008-2010 (Ministry of Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania, 2008)

Impact of Lithuania's Integration into the EU on Lithuania's Skilled Public Sector Workers' Leaving to Work in Foreign Countries" (Office of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, 2006)

Study "Decreasing the Brain Drain and Encouraging the Return of the Scientists" (Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania, 2006)

Research "Identification of Measures Fostering Return Migration of Economic Migrants" (Ministry of Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania, 2005)


Selected publications

Žvalionytė, D. „Migracijos patirtis – pranašumas ar trūkumas Lietuvos darbo rinkoje?” [„Being a Return Migrant – Advantage or Disadvantage in Lithuanian Labour Market?”], Politologija, 2 (78), 2015, pp. 58-93.

Žvalionytė, D. and I. Budginaitė "Lithuania", in Giuliana Urso and Anke Schuster (eds.), Migration, Employment and Labour Market Integration Policies in the European Union, International Organization for Migration (IOM), 2013, pp. 191-200.

Žvalionytė, D. "Grįžtamosios ir pakartotinės migracijos tendencijos" ["Trends of Return and Repeated Migration"], in Barcevičius, E. and D. Žvalionytė (eds), Užburtas ratas? Lietuvos gyventojų grįžtamoji ir pakartotinė migracija [Vicious Circle? Return and Repeated Migration of Lithuanians], Vilnius: Vaga, 2012, pp. 75-100.

Žvalionytė, D. and M. Jastramskis "Grįžtamoji migracija ir žmogiškasis kapitalas" ["Return Migration and Human Capital"], in Barcevičius, E. and D. Žvalionytė (eds), Užburtas ratas? Lietuvos gyventojų grįžtamoji ir pakartotinė migracija [Vicious Circle? Return and Repeated Migration of Lithuanians], Vilnius: Vaga, 2012, pp. 101-147.

Žvalionytė, D. „Public Security Organisations in Lithuania", in Nakrošis, V. and Ž. Martinaitis (eds), Lithuanian Agencies and Other Public Sector Organisations: Organisation, Autonomy, Control and Performance, 2011, pp. 218-242.

Žvalionytė, D. „Pilietybės politika Europoje: kodėl svarbus kolonializmas ir radikalioji dešinė" ["Politics of Citizenship in Europe: Why Does Colonialism and the Far Right Matter?"]. Book Review. Politologija, 2 (62), 2011, pp. 150-157.

Martinaitis, Ž. and D. Žvalionytė "Emigracija iš Lietuvos: ką žinome, ko nežinome ir ką turėtumėme žinoti?" ["Emigration from Lithuania: What We Do, What We Should, What We Don't Know?"], Politologija, 3 (47), 2007, pp. 112-134.

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