Evidence - based policy solutions built
on shared vision and robust analysis.

Jonas Antanavičius



Analysis and evaluation of research and innovation systems and policies with special focus on quantitative analysis.




Policy areas Research and innovation policy and systems;
Methods Quantitative analysis, construction of counterfactuals, surveys.











Research and evaluation of R&D and innovation policies
European Commission, since 2013 Research assistance in the following projects:

  • European alliance for apprenticeships – assessment of progress and planning the future.
  • Support for BUILD UP Skills EU exchanges and analysis on construction skills.
  • Impact Assessment of a possible new legislative proposal concerning Directive 2010/13/EU (AVMSD).
  • Measuring Performance of EU Member States Skills Systems and Prioritising Skill Mismatches.
  • The analysis of the outcome of the negotiations concerning the Partnership Agreements and ESF Operational Programmes, including multi-fund programmes, for the programming period 2014-2020.
  • Scientific Assistance Services to gather Country Specific Knowledge and Draw Policy Recommendation on enhancing synergies between ESIF and H2020 for the Stairway to Excellence (S2E) project.
  • Research and Innovation Observatory (RIO).
  • Erawatch Research Inventory and annual Erawatch Country Report for Lithuania.
  • Ex post evaluation of support to SMEs programmes funded by Cohesion Policy (2007-2013) instruments in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
National governments, since 2013 Research assistance in the following projects:

  • Ex-post evaluation of Ministry of Economy instrument “Inno-vouchers LT” impact on business R&D expenditure.
  • Ex-post (quantitative and qualitative) evaluation of the Lithuanian Operational Programmes 2007-2013.
  • Evaluation of effectiveness, benefits and impact of traineeship programme.
  • Strengthening Evaluation Capacities of EU Structural Assistance.
  • Development of the Lithuanian Development Strategy “Lithuania 2030” implementation monitoring system.
  • Evaluation of return of State R&D investments.
  • Identification of Smart Specialisation priorities for 2014-2020 in Lithuania.
  • Methodology for ex post impact assessment of R&D investments in Lithuania.
  • Feasibility study on the development of high technology sector in Lithuania.


Selected publications


  1. Peciukonis V., Antanavičius J., Drublionytė M., Grigaliūnaitė D., Markevičiūtė A., Nakrošis V. (2015), “Lietuvos respublikos seimo prioritetinių teisės aktų darbotvarkės kaita 2005–2015 metais”, Politologija, Vol. 80 (4), pp. 97-148.




MA in Policy Analysis, Vilnius University, Institute of International Relations and Political Science, 2016.