Laura Jurkuvėnienė

Laura is a senior researcher who specialises in programme evaluation. She joined PPMI in 2006 and has been involved in a number of evaluations, contracted by the national ministries and European Commission. Her research interests are in the fields of evidence-based policy and performance management. Laura has contributed to a number of improvements to the monitoring and evaluation systems in the public sector. She is interested in applying insights from behavioral science. Laura conducts trainings on quantitative research methods.

 

Key areas of expertise

  • Policy areas: performance management in the public sector, education, social inclusion, EU horizontal priorities.
  • Methods: quantitative and qualitative research methods, including intervention/logic models, statistical analysis (using SPSS), surveys, interviews, focus groups and others.
  • Project management: experience in tender and report writing, experience in building and leading smaller scale projects, implementing individual parts and team-working in large scale projects.

 

Education

  • MA in Public Administration, Vilnius University, 2007
  • BA in Public Administration, Siauliai University, 2005

 

Selected projects

Interim evaluation services of Erasmus + programme implementation in Lithuania (Education Exchanges Support Foundation, 2017)

Development of the model for forecasting human resource demand and monitoring the links between qualification and profession (Ministry of Economy of Republic of Lithuania, 2015)

Development of Erasmus+ programme monitoring framework at national level (Education Exchanges Support Foundation, 2014)

Strategic evaluation of the effectiveness and impact of EU structural assistance on the improvement of public management in Lithuania (Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania, 2014)

Evaluation of effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of the Human Resource Development OP Measure “Integration of Socially Excluded Persons and Persons at Social Risk into the Labour Market” (Ministry of Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania, 2013)

External Evaluation of the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) (European Commission, DG Education and Culture, 2012 - 2013)

Integrated analysis of governance of research and higher education (Research and Higher Education Monitoring and Analysis Centre, 2009)

The monitoring of implementation of quality management methods in Lithuanian public administration institutions (Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania, 2008)

Evaluation of accounts of composition and implementation of state budget appropriation managers' budgets (Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania, 2008)

Ex-post evaluation of employment effects of the Lithuanian Single Programming Document 2004 - 2006 (Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania, 2008)

The evaluation of impact and effectiveness of the EU structural funds' support implementation in the environmental sector (Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania, 2008)

Ex-post evaluation of implementation of horizontal priorities in the EU structural assistance (Ministry of the Finance of the Republic of Lithuania, 2007-2008)

Preparation of the Operational Programmes for 2007-2013 in the field of responsibility of the Ministry of the Interior (Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania, 2007)

 

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