Centre for Comparative Studies

January 14, 2021

Panel Discussion on “Responding to COVID-19: Reflections and Lessons from Kerala, India and China”

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) oragnised a panel discussion on January 14, 2021 (Thursday) on “Responding to Covid-19: Reflections & Lessons from Kerala, India and China” as part of the release of CPPR’s research paper titled “Comparative Study on […]
January 9, 2021

Vaccine Diplomacy: An Interplay of Global Powers

The year 2020 will go down in history as the year where an invisible virus brought the world to its knees. It started off with Wuhan gaining international attention for spreading the COVID-19 pandemic, to banning international flights, lockdowns of […]
December 17, 2020

Decoding the Polls: Post poll analysis of Kerala Local Body Election 2020

Centre for Public Policy Research hosted a live discussion analysing the results of Kerala Local Body Election 2020 on December 17, 2020. The Panelists for the session was Prof. Dr G Gopakumar, leading Political Scientist and Psephologist, former Vice Chancellor […]
December 7, 2020

#DecodingThePolls: Analysing Kerala Local Body Elections 2020

Centre for Public Policy Research hosted a live discussion analysing the Kerala Local Body Election 2020. The Panelists for the session was Prof. Dr G Gopakumar, leading Political Scientist and Psephologist, former Vice Chancellor of the Central University of Kerala […]
December 4, 2020

Private Buses: A Major Mode of Public Transportation in Kerala

Private buses have played a very crucial role in the social and economic development of Kerala. The State had, in the past, a unique and enterprising model in providing public transport services. But unfavourable policy decisions taken by the government […]
November 28, 2020

Dissecting Madhya Pradesh’s Political Climate Part II – The Election Narrative

With the Congress being completely dominated by the BJP in most of the 28 constituencies that went to by-polls in Madhya Pradesh, hopes of the party returning to power in the next Assembly elections have certainly diminished by a large […]
November 28, 2020

Kochi’s Public Transport Issue: Is Metro the Solution? | #CityBeats

Recently Kochi Metro completed first phase with the opening of the last stretch between Thaikkudam and Petta. In this episode of City Beats, Praseeda Mukundan (Senior Research Associate, CPPR-Centre for Urban Studies) and Aiswarya Krishnan (Project Associate, CPPR-Centre for Urban […]
November 27, 2020

Dissecting Madhya Pradesh’s Political Climate Part I – The Defection Narrative

Madhya Pradesh’s political crisis has been at its peak since early 2020 with the dramatic political defection by Jyotiraditya Scindia and 25 MLAs from the Indian National Congress (INC) to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that led to the fall […]
November 26, 2020

Govt may ask KMRL to revise Vyttila Hub DPR for phase 2 after LSG polls

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in article published in The New Indian Express. He comments “I think the word privatisation will lead to certain misunderstandings among the people. For the development of the hub, the governing council will have […]
November 25, 2020

ആശങ്കയുണർത്തി കേരളത്തിന്‍റെ പൊതുകടം

ആശങ്കയുണർത്തി കേരളത്തിന്‍റെ പൊതുകടം (Kerala’s Public Debt a Serious Concern) വർധിപ്പിക്കേണ്ടത് പൊതുവിഭവ സമാഹരണം (State should increase public resource mobilisation) This two part article published in Deepika Malayalam Newspaper, written by Dr Jose Sebastian Senior Fellow (Finance), CPPR; highlights the issue of […]
November 23, 2020

Kochi turning into retirement destination for elderly citizens

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a article published in The Times of India, on the many elderly citizens returning to the city for a retirement life. He comments “government and business community should work together to address the […]
November 23, 2020

An out of work state

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj and Senior Fellow (Finance) comments in a article published in The New Indian Express The Periodic Labour Force Survey recently released by the Union Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (excluding North Eastern states barring […]
November 17, 2020

Production Linked Scheme | The objectives and objections

Nissy Solomon and Dr D Dhanuraj Ahead of the festival season, the Union Finance Minister announced the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme worth Rs 1.45 lakh-crore to 10 key sectors with the objective to attract investments, drive domestic manufacturing, create […]
November 13, 2020

Kochi’s auto drivers’ body wins national award for innovation in urban transport during COVID-19

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a news report published in The New Indian Express. He says “”As part of ensuring last-mile connectivity for major transport segments, a clear-cut policy should be formulated by KMTA. Otherwise, such initiatives could […]
November 13, 2020

Ticket to Kochi

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a news article published in The Indian Express. He says “Mobilising resources and encouraging citizens to opt for public transportation channels depends on various factors, including the presence of stakeholders and supporting institutions.” […]