Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) is a think tank dedicated to extensive and in-depth research on current economic, social, and political issues. We study public policies with a dedicated, objective, and an unbiased approach. We strive to initiate policy changes by publishing our research and by framing policy debates and discussions on various subjects. Our research areas include Governance, Education, Health, Law, Livelihood, Strategy & Security and Urban Reforms. We have carried out research projects and worked on policy papers for government bodies, private institutions, and academia; many of which have had a profound impact at the governance level. CPPR has a good research team comprising of professionals from different fields of expertise and resource persons from across the world. Research internship is another key activity of CPPR. CPPR produces working papers in various fields. Innovative policy solutions and ideas that are in sync with global technological revolutions and entrepreneurship are the key components of our policy research.
Vision and Mission
CPPR aims to be a thought leader which is able to design and execute practical strategies that lead to changes in public policy and governance. The Centre is dedicated to the principles of liberal thought, democracy, rule of law and economic freedom with a focus on equity, efficiency and effectiveness.
CPPR’s mission is to conduct and promote high-quality evidence based research and training; provide government bodies, private organizations, and academic institutions with practical and innovative recommendations; and influence decision-making.
CPPR is committed to the following goals:
- Promote research entrepreneurship and establish the centre as a knowledge based resource storehouse.
- Work as a policy think tank that develops and promotes alternative solutions to issues concerned with the society.
- Focus on information dissemination, capacity building and technology exposure by organizing seminars, workshops and dialogues.
- Strengthen democratic institutions to enable coherent, reasoned and consistent policy formulation leading to better quality of life of every citizen.
- Popularize liberal values, promote civil liberties and protect human rights.
- Empower women and youth through sustainable community development programs.
- Provide platform for every citizen to engage in political dialogue and democratic process.
- Conduit the emergence of young leaders.
- Work towards achieving global peace, harmony and cooperation through collaborating with like minded individuals, groups and organizations at the national and international levels.
Dr Gopinath Panangad, Projects
MSW and Phd and Former Executive Director, Kerala State Literacy Mission and Former Special Private Secretary to Minister for Tourism, Fisheries and Excise, Government of Kerala
Jithin Paul Varghese, Legal
BA.LLB (Hons.) from National University of Advances Legal Studies, Kochi, Kerala
Lakshmi Ramamurthy, Market Analyst
MA in Econometrics from University of Madras, Chennai and Research Analyst in Frost & Sullivan (Formerly)
Dr Lekshmi R Nair, Research
PhD in Economics, M. Phil in Applied Economics from JNU/CDS Trivandrum and Masters in Statistics
Dr Martin Patrick, Chief Economist
MA(Economics), MPhil (Applied Economics), PhD (Applied Economics)
Rahul V Kumar, Research
M.Phil in International Relations, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and Masters in Economics from the Central University of Hyderabad and PhD scholar in Applied Economics at the Centre for Development Studies (CDS), Trivandrum, Kerala
Founding Director of Chennai City Connect Foundation, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Salahuddin Ayyub, Research
Ph.D in International Trade from MMAJ Academy of International Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. M.Phil in International Studies, Academy of Third World Studies, JMI and a M.A in Economics from JMI
Gazi Hassan, Research Assistant (Part-time)
M.Phil in International Studies from Jamia Millia Islamia University and Masters in Conflict Analysis and Peace Building from Nelson Mandela Center for Peace and Conflict from JMI
Ipsita Mishra, Research Assistant (Part-time)
LLB from National Law University, Orissa
Saranya Saundrarajan, Research Assistant (Part-time)
Master of Urban and Rural Planning from IIT, Roorkee in 2016. As part of the course, she completed her India IIT Master Sandwich Program-DAAD at Technische Universitat Berlin
Board of Trustees
|Dr. D Dhanuraj, Chairman
PhD in Science & Humanities from Anna University, Chennai; M.Sc Physics from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam; MA Political Science from Madras Christian College, Chennai; Post Graduate Executive Diploma in International Business from LIBA, Chennai.
|Antony Dawson D’silva
M Phil in European Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
MPhil in Economics from Hyderabad Central University; Joint Director, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India
Principal Advisor - Strategy & Fundraising
M.A. Economics from Madras Christian College, Chennai. Management of Business Finance from Indian Institute of Finance, New Delhi. He works with one of the leading Global Insurance Companies. He has vast experience the fields of Investment Portfolio Management. Investment Advisor to one of the largest GCC focused fund listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Principal Advisor - Human Resources Management
MBA (with a specialisation in Human Resources Management) from Christ University, Bangalore. Formerly with Hema Ravichandar Strategic HR Advisory, Bangalore and HR Cornucopia Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore.
Former Vice-Chairman and Executive Head of the Kerala State Higher Education Council. A former Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations, Vienna and ambassador of India.
P. K. Hormis Tharakan
Former Chief of the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and former Director General of Police (DGP) of Kerala. He belongs to 1968 batch of Indian Police Service.
Devi Prasad IES
1982 batch Indian Economics Service (IES) officer and former Advisor to Government of India. Presently Research Fellow at the Civil Service Officers Training Center at Mussourie (LBSNAA), Uttarakhand. He served as the Chief Executive Officer / Director of three organizations during his tenure in GOI and also functioned as Advisor to the Executive Director, IMF
Former Chairperson of National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights. Winner of Ramon Magsaysay Award 2003. Founder of MV Foundation
Former Vice – Chancellor of Sri Sankara University, Kalady, Kerala. Noted historian and a well known writer
Vice Chancellor of Central University of Kerala, Kasargod and Former Head of Political Science Department of Kerala University. UGC-Emeritus Fellow (for two-year term)
Managing Director of SMART of Michigan University, USA. Proponent of smart mobility for urban poor and leading innovator.
Prof. K.C. Abraham
Professor of Political Science (Retd.), Department of Economics, Sacred Heart College, Thevara, Kochi, Kerala
President, Centre for Civil Society, New Delhi. An active policy propagator in India.
CEO of Tierra Foods in Kinfra food park unit at Adoor, Kerala.