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January 10, 2017

Will Trump Change the US Policy of Climate Change?

US President-elect Donald Trump’s stand on climate and energy policies is expected to open up new debates on outgoing President Barack Obama’s ambitious climate change programmes. The euphoria post the Paris agreement is giving way to scepticism with the US, […]
December 28, 2016

Land Value Capture for Infrastructure Financing

Urban Local Bodies in India are incompetent in financing large urban infrastructure projects in their cities. It is high time India adopted innovative  infrastructure financing strategies. This blog piece by Abhishek Das (Research Associate, CPPR-Centre for Urban Studies) proposes the […]
December 13, 2016

The Unique Case of Kerala’s Treasury System

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement on November 8, withdrawing the legal tender status of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes has received sundry response from different quarters. Even though various state governments have raised their concerns regarding demonetisation, opposition from […]
December 7, 2016

Educational Policy in U.S- Tasks before the New Administration

By Vinny Davis Upon analysing the voting behaviour in the 2016 U.S.Presidential Election, one cannot help noticing how whites without a college degree (who constituted about one-third of the electorate) thronged in support of Donald Trump. 67 per cent of the […]
November 24, 2016

Is Communist Kerala apathetic to Ease of Doing Business?

By Madhu S* “Economic progress cannot be achieved without industrial progress.” The saying of the great social reformer Sree Narayana Guru was quoted by the Finance Minister (FM) of Kerala, Dr Thomas Issac, during this year’s budget speech. He may […]
November 19, 2016

The Economics of Terror

By Hormis Tharakan IPS * Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while announcing that high denomination notes would no longer be legal tender after midnight on November 8, cited the need to curb terrorism financing as one of the prime reasons for […]
November 18, 2016

Demonetisation: A Positive Step towards a Less Cash Society

By Deepthi Mary Mathew* | Written on 10 November 2016 The Prime Minister announcing the withdrawal of the legal tender status of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes was conceived as a surgical strike on black money. At the same time, […]
November 14, 2016

Between The Hand And The Sickle: The Collapse Of Agriculture In Kerala

By Lekhsmi R Nair & D Dhanuraj* The state of Kerala has witnessed a significant decline in agricultural production in the last few decades. In this context, Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) has conducted a study: A stagnant agriculture […]
November 12, 2016
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What to learn from the victory of Donald Trump

By Vinny Davis* The 2016 Elections defied all expectations since the very beginning. These were evident with the massive support for Bernie Sanders and his socialist programmes winning hearts of youth in U.S, or even an outsider like Trump winning […]
November 10, 2016

Black Money, Corruption and Demonetisation

By Dr Martin Patrick* The demonetisation of currency[1] after a long period of 38 years was a welcome and bold step taken by the Government of India on November 8, 2016. The last demonetisation was implemented in 1978[2] by withdrawing […]
November 10, 2016

Understanding the Phasing Out of Higher Denomination Fiat Currency in India

The decision to phase out higher denomination currency notes in India is hailed by many as a bold move by the current Central Government. However, this moment should be considered as an opportunity to re-examine the inherent problems plaguing the […]
November 4, 2016

Will Transit Oriented Development congest our cities?

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has taken up Transit Oriented Development (TOD) initiatives, which are intended to redistribute the density in alignment with the areas that are catered by mass transit projects in the city. This project has the potential […]
November 3, 2016

Making Sense of Ease of Doing Business Rankings

By Madhu Sivaraman* The latest of World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) Rankings has given a rude shock to the Government of India. It has belied the Centre’s year long efforts to improve things on the ground especially since […]
October 29, 2016

Narendra Modi’s Guns vs. Butter Approach to Terror From Pakistan

Raymond E. Vickery Jr.* When Pakistani militants killed 18 Indian soldiers at the village of Uri in Kashmir recently, the Indian drums of war were sounded.  In the past, India had acted with “strategic restraint” in response to terrorism from […]
October 28, 2016

Apathy by Rationing Ration Cards

By Dr D Dhanuraj & Deepthi Mary Mathew* As expected, there is long queue of person outside taluk supply offices for commissions and omissions in the new batch of ration cards getting ready for distribution in Kerala.Taking into account the […]