May 12, 2020

Solid Waste Management in Kochi: No Solution to the Age-old Problem?

Lt Col Anil Raj On March 7, 2020, The Hindu newspaper reported that the State Government had issued an order entrusting the Local Self Government Department with the responsibility of handling the legacy waste at Brahmapuram because it felt that […]
May 12, 2020

US Presidential Elections and Global Political Order in the midst of COVID-19

The Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) hosted a webinar with Mr Raymond Vickery, Senior Associate, Wadhwani Chair in US-India Policy Studies, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) on May 7, 2020, focusing on the present scenario of the […]
May 11, 2020

Webinar on ‘Indian Migrants in the Gulf: Coping with the Double Blow of Oil Price Collapse and COVID-19’

ICWA-CPPR is hosting a Webinar on ‘Indian Migrants in the Gulf: Coping with the Double Blow of Oil Price Collapse and COVID-19’ on May 14, 2020 at 3:30 PM To register for the event click here
May 11, 2020

Environmental Sustainability in a Post-COVID World

Sukanya Nambiar A rainbow was sighted on a rainy evening in Delhi last week, seemingly a sign that better days are round the corner. The beautiful view, complemented by clear skies and fresh air, is a rare sight in a […]
May 11, 2020

First case among returnees puts Ernakulam back on COVID map

CPPR Senior Fellow, Rijo John, comments in a news report published in The New Indian Express. Ernakulam district reported its first case of Covid-19 infection in a month on Friday when a 30-year-old woman tested positive. It is a fresh […]
May 11, 2020

Kochi – Kozhikode in One and a half hours: Is Kerala ready for semi-high speed rail project?

One of the most ambitious projects in Kerala, the Thiruvananthapuram – Kasaragod Semi High Speed Rail is likely to be considered and approved by the cabinet in the coming days. In this context, Praseeda Mukundan, Senior Research Associate and Aiswarya […]
May 9, 2020

US Presidential Election and Global Political Order in the midst of COVID-19

Centre for Public Policy Research hosted webinar with Raymond Vickery (Senior Associate, Wadhwani Chair in US-India Policy Studies, CSIS) & Gazi Hassan (Senior Research Associate, CPPR-Centre for Strategic Studies) on the topic US Presidential Election and Global Political Order in […]
May 8, 2020

Ground report from Kerala / State’s economy depends on the money coming from abroad, migrants send 60 thousand crores every year, their return will have direct effect on economy

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a article published in Dainik Bhasker on May 7, 2020 Kerala is ready to welcome its migrants. Today, the first flight with the passenger will reach Kerala. Since the day the online registration for migrants […]
May 6, 2020

A Review of Personal Data Protection Bill 2019 in the Context of Sprinklr Debate

Nithin Ramakrishnan Whether the personal data of the citizens, especially the health data, can be transferred without their consent to foreign companies? Is there a necessity for tender procedures when free services are offered to the government in emergency scenarios? […]
May 5, 2020

Tackling COVID: A Comparison of Healthcare Systems

The article explores the healthcare systems of various countries and their approach in tackling the pandemic. It also attempts to gain some ideas on the best practices being followed by different countries. Tracing the proportion of public and private expenditure […]
May 5, 2020

Securing Livelihoods during COVID: Lessons from Previous Pandemics

The Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) organised a webinar on ‘Securing Livelihoods during COVID’ with a special focus on Kerala’s economy and drawing lessons from previous pandemics. The topic was chosen prudently to capture the current and dire situation […]
May 4, 2020

Interview: D. Dhanuraj, Founder chairman of the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR)

By  Annapoorna Ravichander The Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) is an independent public policy organisation dedicated to in-depth research and scientific analysis with the objective of delivering actionable ideas that could transform society. CPPR is based in Kochi, Kerala State, […]
May 4, 2020

Webinar on Securing Livelihoods During COVID

Centre for Public Policy Research organized a webinar on May 1, 2020 on the topic Securing Livelihoods during COVID with a distinct focus on Kerala’s economy and drawing lessons from previous pandemics. The webinar was a conversation between Dr Dhanuraj, […]
May 3, 2020

The WHO’s Failures Are a Red Herring. A 2005 Pact Is the Real Problem

This article was originally published on The Wire Science on May 2, 2020. Click here to read Nithin Ramakrishnan The WHO has come under widespread scrutiny for a few valid and many invalid reasons. The major criticisms that have been […]
May 2, 2020

Inward remittances and the upcoming crisis

Pessimism and uncertainty looms as India is going to face a reverse migration as a result of the global economic fallout triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. In this context, the article looks at the history, trends in migration and inward […]

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