Centre for Comparative Studies

January 19, 2018

Kerala Tourism – The Role of the Government and Economic Impacts

Executive Summary Kerala tourism has won several national and international recognitions, mainly due to the region’s picturesque beauty and state’s responsible tourism projects. Based on the tourism policy documents of the central and state governments, the Kerala tourism model is […]
January 19, 2018

Employers or the Government: whose responsibility is creches?

Nimish Sany (Research Assistant, CPPR) writes in Azhimukham, a popular Malayalam news space, about the policy issues surrounding creches and the responsibility of the State in facilitating childcare and employment. This article was published in Azhimukham on January 17, 2018; […]
January 9, 2018

Crime and Punishment: Registering Luxury Cars in Puducherry

    By Rahul V Kumar* Puducherry has been in the news as a haven for tax evasion in India. Lower road taxes compared to other states in the country have made this union territory an ideal destination among car […]
January 9, 2018

Public Policy Research moots night shopping; Deccan Chronicle, January 5, 2018

BY Smitha N | Deccan Chronicle | Jan 5, 2018 Kochi: The Kochi-based think-tank, Centre for Public Policy Research,  will submit a proposal to the state government seeking  steps to amend the  laws to promote night shopping, especially in cities like Kochi. […]
January 4, 2018

How Successive Governments Destroyed the Agriculture Sector in Kerala?

Dr Lekshmi R Nair (Research Consultant, CPPR) explains in an article published in ‘Azhimukham’ how excessive government intervention in the marketing mechanisms in agriculture has disincentivised farmers, ultimately leading to the collapse of agriculture in Kerala. Click here to read […]
January 3, 2018

Small and Medium Enterprises – a Yardstick for Ease of Doing Business

India had much reason to celebrate when the World Bank Group released the Doing Business (DB) 2018 report in October 2017. The report commends India for implementing reforms in a number of areas. In fact, India is the only heavyweight […]
January 2, 2018

Clinical Trials: A Thin Line between Human Wellbeing and Economic Expediency

Sara John (Project Associate, CPPR) feels strongly about the case of conducting clinical trials in India. Her blog piece titled, ‘Clinical Trials: A Thin Line between Human Wellbeing and Economic Expediency’ intends to walk us through that thin line, seeking […]
January 2, 2018

Blockathon for Change  

Societies are repositories of knowledge. More often than not, the solutions for most of the challenges we face as a community or society continue to exist scattered across such repositories. What if a platform can bridge this knowledge gap, and […]
December 20, 2017

If Women are Ready to Work during Night, why Stop them from doing so?

  In an article published in Azhimukham, Kerala’s unique analysis portal, Sara John (Project Associate, CPPR) questions the rationality of laws that prevent women from working nightshifts in shops and establishments against their wishes. Click here to read the article: […]
December 14, 2017

Ideal Money – Ideal or a Far Cry from the Idea?

As bubbles and bursts become a recurrent feature of the existing monetary system, the demand for an alternative gain traction. John F Nash proposes the concept of ‘ideal money’ to ensure stability in the currency market. Read the blog piece, […]
December 13, 2017

Rights of the Invisible Workers

  The rights of the domestic workers are often given the brush-off, as they remain excluded from the labour legislations of the country. ‘Rights of the Invisible Workers’, a blog piece by Ginu Sunny (Research Intern, CPPR) looks into the […]
November 28, 2017

India’s leap in Ease of Doing Business rankings obscures the full picture

The World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) ranking for 2018 offers some respite to India. It comes at a time when its economy is mired in the after-effects of demonetisation and hasty implementation of the Goods and Services Tax […]
November 24, 2017

“Decentralisation Key to Development,” Dr Jayaprakash Narayan speaking at CPPR 15th Quarterly Lecture

“India should go for direct electoral system at the state level and empower the state governments because actual governance happens in states. The states should be given the freedom to rule, chance to explore and opportunity to develop, depending on […]
November 24, 2017

CPPR to Conduct Analytical Research Projects for Madhya Pradesh

  CPPR has initiated two analytical research projects for the Government of Madhya Pradesh. The projects jointly assigned by the Planning and Policy Support Unit (PPSU) of the State Planning Commission, Government of Madhya Pradesh and UNICEF, will pave the […]
November 23, 2017

“Decentralisation Key to Development,” Dr Jayaprakash Narayan

CPPR 15th Quarterly Lecture Kochi, November 22, 2017 “India should go for direct electoral system at the state level and empower the state governments because actual governance happens in states. The states should be given the freedom to rule, chance […]