August 19, 2014

Perestroika: Planning Commission goes! But Planning stays with…

By Devi Prasad, IES* From the Red-fort, the present  PM, an outsider to Delhi durbar,  in a  Schumpeterian frame had announced creative  destruction of  the Planning Commission, and positioning of a new Think Tank in its place.  The risk of any power elite capturing such a Think Tank stands minimised, as […]
July 29, 2014

Count costs in Multiple Governance Framework

By Devi Prasad, IES* Worldwide the costs of governance are infinite. The opportunity to raise resources are finite. With the given poverty ratio and the inequalities on several counts including the digital divide, the challenge of balancing the same is […]
July 18, 2014

A Note on the Budget Discussion Organized by Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) in association with Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) on 14-07-2014 in Kochi

  CPPR in association with FICCI organized a discussion on the Union Budget 2014-15 titled “Union Budget 2014-15, Critical Analysis and Way Ahead for the Indian Economy” on 14th July 2014 in Kochi. Two eminent speakers, Dr. Charan Singh (IIM-Bangalore) […]
July 16, 2014

Who is burdened with the Budget 2014-15?

By Devi Prasad IES* Who is burdened with the Budget 2014-15? None, except the Finance Minister of India, Mr. Arun Jaitley himself!… because, Mr Jaitley has to read 16458 words, documented as “Budget Speech”; he has to read to explain the disbursement of […]
July 9, 2014

The Mexican liberalization: some notes for India

About 50 years ago, it appeared that Mexico had found the recipe for economic growth that it needed. The import substitution model generated an average GDP growth of 6.8% annually between 1960 and 1981 (World Bank 2014). However, that model […]
July 9, 2014

CPPR – Through Ten Years

It was struggle and composure, simultaneously evading each and every moment and during all these years ,that took CPPR to what it is now. As an organization, as a platform for engaging the youth, as a promoter of critically significant […]
June 24, 2014

THE BANKING SECTOR

The global economy is recovering from the worst financial crisis since the great depression. The recovery, however, is fragile and uneven. The financial crisis has brought a number of lessons to the fore. First, financial regulation needs to stay ahead […]
June 12, 2014

Kerala’s public policy crisis in fighting Cancer

Thinking about the cancer care policy has been part of India’s modern medical history since the inception of the National Cancer Control Programme in 1975-76. This programme conceived the Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) of Kerala in 1981. So far the […]
June 5, 2014

Planting saplings: Does our Environment Day start and end there???

Today, as I entered the main road, a rally of school children welcomed me. They were all having umbrellas decorated with leaves of various trees.  This was how; they celebrated the World Environment Day (WED). Yesterday onwards, there are advertisements […]
May 24, 2014

Launch of Mobi Prize-2014 for Entrepreneurs Addressing Sustainable Transportation

  Applications for the Grand Mobi and the new Michigan Mobi Prize by SMART at the University of Michigan, are now open. Applications for the new Enterprising City/State award will open after its launch this Friday, May 23 at the OECD International […]
May 23, 2014

CPPR projects : For a Better Understanding of the State

For a Better Understanding of the State Certain issues in India require closer attention but have failed to generate enthusiasm to capture enough audience. There probably would be several reasons to this but if you put these issues at the […]
May 13, 2014

India General Elections 2014: A Muddled State of Affairs from the Youth Perspective

The Industrial Process of Electioneering From the start General Elections 2014 was no less than a functioning industrial unit, producing output in tonnes. The elections were a month long process where a population close to 814 million people were expected […]
May 13, 2014

“BJP has early mover advantage” says Dr. D Dhanuraj, Chairman CPPR

    “NDA has an early mover advantage” says Dr D Dhanuraj (Chairman, CPPR) in a live debate on 2014 election in one the leading news channel, Manorama News. He was analyzing the All India Exit Poll surveys released on May […]
May 9, 2014

Internships in Public Relation and Program management

Centre for Public Policy Research invites applications for internships in program management and Public Relations. Responsibilities: Media relations Social media management Outreach events Communication management Relationship management Eligibility: Good Communication skill Fluent in both English and Malayalam Interested candidates can […]
May 6, 2014

Of Students and Politics in Kerala

By Rahul V.Kumar and Madhu.S* We are a state where student politics has been vibrant. There has been moments cherished as well as loathed while campus politics was at its peak. Many of the current ministers and famous politicians are […]