Vitalis Nakrošis

Since 2003 Vitalis Nakrošis is a partner in PPMI and currently holds the position of Director of Research and Policy Advice. His main responsibility in PPMI lies in evaluation and policy analysis, public administration and governance. Vitalis has about 20 years of research experience and about 15 years of experience in evaluation and studies conducted for various EU institutions, agencies and other public authorities. He has been involved in more than 60 PPMI projects and has acted as a team leader in about 30 projects.


Vitalis is also employed as a professor in public administration in the Institute of International Relations and Political Science (Vilnius University) where he is researching and teaching public administration and public policy. He is involved in the activities of various government commissions and working groups.

Key areas of expertise

  • Policy areas: public management and governance; innovation, research and development; education, culture and youth; health care and public health; agriculture and rural development; regional development
  • Methods: contribution analysis and theory of change; descriptive and inferential statistics; literature review and use of secondary data; interview techniques; survey techniques; case studies; expert panels
  • Project management: leading the work of international and national teams, management of complex evaluation projects


  • PhD in Social Sciences, Vilnius University, 2004
  • MA in Political Economy of Transition (with distinction), London School of Economics, 1998 
  • BA in Political Science, Vilnius University, 1997 

Selected projects

Roadmap for the integration of the Lithuanian industry into European Value Chains (European Commission, DG REFORM, 2020 – 2021)

Study on peer learning tools for the administrative capacity building of Member State bodies involved in the management of funds from ERDF and the Cohesion Fund (European Commission, DG REGIO, 2020)

Progress Assessment of the ESF Support to Public Administration (PAPA) (European Commission, DG EMPL, 2018 -2020)

Support for developing country knowledge on public administration (EUPACK2) (European Commission, DG SRSS, 2018 – 2019)

4rd interim evaluation of the EACEA (European Commission, DG EAC, 2018 – 2019)

Evaluation of the European Heritage Label action (European Commission, DG EAC, 2017 – 2019)

Evaluation of the EU Agencies under the remit of DG EMPLOYMENT: EUROFOUND, CEDEFOP, ETF and EU-OSHA (European Commission, DG EMPL, 2016 – 2018)

Selected publications

V. Nakrošis, J. Šiugždinienė & I. Antanaitė, New development: Between politics and strategic planning—the management of government priorities in Lithuania, Public Money & Management, 40:4, 2020, 299-303.

V. Nakrošis, R. Vilpišauskas and E. Barcevičius, “Making change happen: policy dynamics in the adoption of major reforms in Lithuania”, Public Policy and Administration 34(4), 2019, p. 431–452.

V. Nakrošis, Ž. Martinaitis, A. Hudrea, D. Balica, “Ex post control and steering of government agencies: a comparative analysis of Lithuania and Romania”, Transylvanian Review of Administrative Sciences, 49, 2016, pp. 78-94.

V. Nakrošis, R. Vilpišauskas and V. Kuokštis. “Fiscal consolidation in Lithuania in the period 2008-2012: from grand ambitions to hectic fire-fighting”. International Review of Administrative Sciences, Vol. 81 (3), 2015, 1-19.

V. Nakrošis, The Turnover and Politicisation of Lithuanian Public Sector Managers, World Political Science Review 11, 1, 2014, p. 1–22.

V. Nakrošis, “Theory-based evaluation of capacity-building interventions”. Evaluation, Vol. 20(1) 134–150.

T. Randma-Liiv, V. Nakrošis, G. Hajnal, „Public sector organization in Central and Eastern Europe: from agencification to de-agencification“. Transylvanian Review of Administrative Sciences, special issue: 2011, 160-175.

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