Elma Paulauskaitė

A senior researcher at PPMI, where she has been working since 2013, Elma Paulauskaitė has over five years of experience designing, implementing, analysing, evaluating and reporting on development and social policy-related programs. She has an interdisciplinary background in social sciences and international development gained during MA studies in International Policy and Development at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and field experience in Europe, the U.S. and throughout Latin America. Elma’s work at PPMI is broadly focused on social-and external EU policy-related areas. Projects she played a key role in implementing in the recent years include studies on new forms of employment and private sector role in delivering public services for Eurofound; and a global EU perceptions study for FPI4 the European External Action Service (EEAS). 

Key areas of expertise

  • Policy areas: employment; public services; international development policy and practice; post-conflict nation building; migration; socially inclusive value chains; access to finance for small business owners.
  • Research methods: media analysis, interviews, focus groups, case studies, statistical data analysis using R, SPSS, Excel.

Education

  • MA in International Policy Studies, International Development, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, USA, 2012
  • BS in Psychology, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania, 2007

 

Selected projects

Analysis of the perception of the EU and of EU's policies abroad (European Commission, Service for Foreign Policy Instruments, 2015)

Delivering public services: a greater role for the private sector? (European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, 2014–2015)

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

External Evaluation of the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE, 2014–2015)

New forms of employment across the EU, Norway and Croatia (European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, 2013–2014)


Selected publications

Caicedo, Elma and Egidijus Barcevičius (2015). Delivering public services: A greater role for the private sector? An exploratory study in four countries. Eurofound.

Caicedo, Elma and Vaida Gineikyte (2015). New forms of employment: Crowd employment, Lithuania Case study 16: Lingjob, Eurofound.

Caicedo, Elma and Vaida Gineikyte (2015). New forms of employment Voucher-based work, Lithuania Case study 55: Plant nursery, Eurofound.

Elma Caicedo, Vaida Gineikytė, Laura Melkūnaitė (2015). New forms of employment Voucher-based work, Lithuania Case study 56: Policy analysis, Eurofound.

Paulauskaitė, Elma and Whitney Hales Annual Social Impact Assessment (Maya Mountain Cacao 2013).

Paulauskaitė, Elma, Laura Šeibokaitė, Auksė Endriulaitienė. “Big Five personality traits linked with migratory intentions in a Lithuanian student sample,” Journal of Psychology: A Biopsychosocial Approach, no. 7 (2010): 41–58.

 

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