Luka Klimavičiūtė

Luka joined PPMI in 2018. She specialises in public sector innovation, employment policy and migration studies. In 2018, she helped implement the second wave of the COLLEEM Survey for JRC regarding conditions of workers who make a living through online platforms. In 2019, Luka joined a JRC project exploring the effects of digital government transformation, including the risks for public sector employees. The project explores how AI, machine learning, APIs, geo-spatial data, and robotisation are changing the government. Luka led a case study—which involved a randomised control trial, surveys, and interviews with top city officials—regarding an app through which citizens report issues to the municipality. Additionally, she is involved in the CEEYouth comparative study of young migrants from Poland and Lithuania in the context of Brexit and a DG EMPL study on social outcome contracting. Before joining PPMI, Luka consulted for various organisations, including the World Bank and Oxford’s Migration Observatory.

 

Key areas of expertise

  • Policy areas: government innovation, employment, migration, social inclusion
  • Research methods: surveys, econometric modelling, statistical analysis (Stata), data visualisation (Tableau), impact evaluation, interviews, and desk research

 

Education

  • MSc in Migration Studies, University of Oxford (with distinction), UK, 2018
  • BA in International Studies, Economics, and Political Science, University of Richmond (with distinction), USA, 2016

 

Selected projects

Study on the benefits of using social outcome contracting in the provision of social services and interventions – a cross-country comparative assessment of evolving good practice in cross-sectoral partnerships for public value creation (European Commission, DG EMPL, ongoing);

Exploring Digital Government Transformation in the EU: understanding public sector innovation in a data-driven society (European Commission, JRC, ongoing);

CEEYouth: The comparative study of young migrants from Poland and Lithuania in the context of Brexit (Lithuanian Research Council, ongoing);

The use of flanking measures in the EU and their implementation to the Lithuanian context (European Commission, Structural Reform and Support Service and the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania, 2018-2019);

Online Panel Survey on dynamic work patterns in digital labour platforms (European Commission, JRC, 2018);

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