The CPPR – ACE Summer School 2012 in Research Methodology for Public Policy Researchers, jointly conducted by the Centre for Public Policy Research, Cochin, and the Asia Centre for Enterprise, was inaugurated by Shri. Devi Prasad IES, (Director, the Fiscal Policy Institute, & Head of the Fiscal Policy Analysis Cell, Govt. of Karnataka) on the 30th of April 2012 with a welcome dinner followed by an interactive session with the audience. Shri. Devi Prasad engaged the participants in a lively debate on the policy perspectives related to governmental action.

The month long Summer School is being held at the Riviera Suites, Thevara, where foreign scholars and public policy researchers from countries like Malaysia, Nepal, Lithuania and the Kyrgyz Republic, as well as from India are housed and trained in the finer elements of Research Methodology.

The course hopes to encourage grassroots-oriented, structured and innovative methods of conducting research using primary data, in addition to equipping the participants with communicative skills, imparting techniques to conduct Legal Research & Market Oriented Research and make forays into New Public Management.