Centre for Comparative Studies

January 21, 2020

“The Vikasarth Conversations” with Professor Oliver Hart and Justice A K Jayasankaran Nambiar

Centre for Public Policy Research, Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), New York and Menon & Pai Foundation, Kochi organised the second edition of “The Vikasarth Conversations”. In this edition of “Vikasarth”, we hosted conversation between Professor Oliver Hart and […]
January 20, 2020

Inside India’s first corporate panchayat

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a article published in the Live Mint on Inside India’s first corporate panchayat. He comments “You cannot replace democracy as a principle with anything else. Even the pretence of democracy will not be […]
January 20, 2020

Brexit: Nowhere or Now Here?

As the United Kingdom prepares itself to leave the European Union, certain hurdles await. The UK needs to maintain friendly relations with the EU and enhance its global position amidst the internal tensions. This article explores the complexities that will […]
January 13, 2020

Emerging Political Dynamics in Asia-Pacific

Gazi Hassan and Mona Thakkar Major Players and Geopolitics The Asia-Pacific region is at the centre of global geopolitics with major powers competing for influence and control. Chinese assertiveness and expansionism is growing in the region, particularly in South China […]
January 13, 2020

How Does Critical Thinking Promote Creativity?

When one hears the word ‘critical thinking’, the first thing that comes to the mind may be the negative connotations attached to it. This is because the focus is on the word and one assumes that thinking critically must be […]
January 9, 2020

India’s Approach to Rohingya Refugee Crisis

In the recent meeting between Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Haseena and Narendra Modi, both the leaders agreed on the need for greater efforts to facilitate the “safe return of Rohingya refugees”. This declaration came even after the UN fact-finding mission […]
January 8, 2020

The Assassination of Qasem Soleimani: Possible Ramification | CPPR Global High Tea

In this edition of CPPR Global High Tea, Gazi Hassan, Senior Research Associate, CPPR-Centre for Strategic Studies, talks about US-Iran tensions post-General Soleimani’s assassination its implications for the region. He also talks about the nature of conflict if it escalates […]
January 8, 2020

Kochi Metro to observe Public Transport day on every Friday

With the aims to promote uses of public transport and curb vehicular pollution in the city, the Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) has planned to observe Public Transport Day on every Friday of the week starting from January 3, 2020. […]
January 6, 2020

Where to park? Ask Kochiites

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comment in a article published in The New Indian Express on the parking woes in the city. He comments ” The ideal solution would be to deploy hop-on and hop-off services like autorickshaws and mini-vans […]
December 31, 2019

The need for Chief of Defence Staff and unified command

Outgoing Army chief General Bipin Rawat was appointed as India’s first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS).He will head India’s first unified command. CPPR Senior Fellow @KV Thomas was part of the panel on Right Side Programme in News 18 today […]
December 30, 2019

Interstate Bus Service: Opportunities and Challenges

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) is conducting a study to identify the issues and challenges in interstate bus services, which hinder economic freedom and ease of doing business in the public transport sector. The study will culminate in a conference, which […]
December 30, 2019

Preparation of a Mobility Improvement Plan along North-South Railway Station corridor in Kochi

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) is the local consultant for the project Preparation of a Mobility Improvement Plan along North-South Railway Station corridor in Kochi, in collaboration with Suez Consulting. The project aims at improving the connectivity between Ernakulam […]
December 23, 2019

Manorama News: Discussion on Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019 Result

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj was part of the panel discussion analysing the Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019 results. This discussion was aired on the Manorama News Channel on December 23, 2019.
December 23, 2019

An impact assessment to understand the impact of the National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL)

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) is conducting an impact assessment to understand the impact of the National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) among its stakeholders from the institutions enrolled as Local Chapters in India. This project is executed on […]
December 22, 2019

An Exploratory Study on the State of Health insurance Schemes in Kerala

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) is assisting the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi on an exploratory study on the state of health insurance schemes in Kerala. The study intends to understand the status and operations […]