Centre for Comparative Studies

October 15, 2020

Handbook on disaster management to be launched

US Consulate General, Chennai, in association with the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), Kochi, will host the online launch of ‘Community Resilience Handbook for Disaster Preparedness and Management’ at 11am on Thursday. Anne Lee Seshadri, Public Affairs Officer at the […]
October 15, 2020

Caucasus on the Boil: Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict

As the world wrestles with COVID-19, a long dormant conflict in the Caucasus is unfolding having long-term consequences for the region. In the midst of COVID-19 pandemic, which has already taken a heavy toll on all aspects of human life, […]
October 14, 2020

Community Resilience Handbook for Disaster Preparedness and Management

October 7, 2020


The Centre for Public Policy Research documented learnings from Kerala’s Model of Crisis Management to identify lessons of policy practices and inform the thinking of policy-makers and key stakeholders to effectively respond to future eventualities. The Project was supported by Omidyar […]
October 1, 2020

India Coronavirus Cases May Be 10 Times Higher Than Official Figure

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhnauraj comments in a news report published in the News Week on the Corona Virus cases in India. He comments “the newly introduced Feluda [COVID-19] test, which is cheaper and more accurate, could play a major […]
September 30, 2020

Contours of Changing Political System in India’s Neighbourhood

India’s recent standoff with an aggressive China in the Galwan Valley and the subsequent banning of 59 Chinese apps, and provocations from Pakistan and Nepal indicate a changing regional political system. China has been able to shift its focus towards establishing […]
September 30, 2020

Travel Safety First Priority

This news report is on the COVID-19 Impact Survey conducted by CPPR published in the Kerala Kaumudi on September 27, 2020.
September 29, 2020

Survey foresees low patronage for public transport in future

There will be a drastic reduction in demand for travel, triggered by changes like reduced job opportunities and work-from-home practices during the COVID times, finds a “Survey on the effects of COVID 19 on transportation: What the experts say”, conducted […]
September 28, 2020

THE CURIOUS CASE OF H1-B VISA: Is COVID-19 the end of the American Dream?

It goes without saying how far-reaching and sweeping the effects of Corona virus have been, tacitly having seeped into nearly every aspect of our lives. Amidst this pandemic-pandemonium, Donald Trump’s latest decision to temporarily ban all non-immigrant visas hits hard. […]
September 25, 2020

കോവിഡ് കാലഘട്ടത്തിൽ പൊതുഗതാഗത ഉപയോക്താക്കളുടെ എണ്ണം കുത്തനെ കുറയും: സി‌പി‌പി‌ആർ ഗതാഗത സർവ്വേ

തൊഴിലവസരങ്ങൾ കുറഞ്ഞതും, പലരും വീട്ടിൽ ഇരുന്ന് ജോലി ചെയ്യുന്ന രീതി അവലംബിച്ചതും കോവിഡ് സമയത്ത് യാത്രാ ആവശ്യങ്ങളിൽ ഗണ്യമായ കുറവുണ്ടാക്കുമെന്നും, പൊതുഗതാഗത ഉപയോഗം കുത്തനെ കുറയുമെന്നും സെന്‍റർ ഫോർ പബ്ലിക് പോളിസി റിസർച്ച് (സിപിപിആർ) നടത്തിയ സർവ്വേ വെളിപ്പെടുത്തുന്നു. ഇനി മുതൽ യാത്രക്ക് ഏതു രീതി തിരഞ്ഞെടുക്കണമെന്ന തീരുമാനത്തിന് അടിസ്ഥാനമാകുക സുരക്ഷാ ആശങ്കകളായിരിക്കും. പൊതുഗതാഗതത്തെ ആശ്രയിക്കാതെയുള്ള […]
September 25, 2020

Covid may have reduced the demand for public transport: Study

“There will be a drastic reduction in travel demand triggered by changes like reduced job opportunities and work from home practices during the Covid times,” cites the “Survey on the effects of Covid-19 on transportation: What the experts say” conducted […]
September 24, 2020

Effects of COVID-19 on Transportation: What the Experts Say

Transportation is one of the major sectors, which has been severely affected by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. A survey was conducted by the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) from June to July 2020, among experts from the […]
September 22, 2020

“India and Sri Lanka: Changing Dynamics in the Indian Ocean Region”

The Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) organised a webinar on “India and Sri Lanka: Changing Dynamics in the Indian Ocean Region” on September 17, 2020. The webinar featured Professor Jayadeva Uyangoda, Emeritus Professor of Political Science and Public Policy […]
September 22, 2020

Middle East Peace Plan: Emerging Political Dynamics and Implications

This issue brief tries to employ different lenses in order to understand the evolving US-Israel-Palestine relations in the light of the recently formulated Middle East Peace Plan steered by the US Diplomat Jared Kushner. The highlight of this plan has […]
September 22, 2020

“Kerala Dhanakaryam”- Virtual Book Launch and Panel Discussion

The Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) conducted a virtual launch and panel discussion on the book “Kerala Dhanakaryam”, authored by Dr Jose Sebastian, Senior Fellow (Finance) at CPPR, and a former faculty of Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation, […]

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