Centre for Comparative Studies

November 22, 2017

Watch Live Streaming of CPPR 15th Quarterly Lecture, ‘Governance and Politics – Need for a New Paradigm’ to be delivered by Dr Jayaprakash Narayan

CPPR 15th Quarterly Lecture, ‘Governance and Politics – Need for a New Paradigm’ to be delivered by Dr Jayaprakash Narayan (Social & Political Reformer and former IAS & MLA). Date & Time: November 22, 2017 | 5–7 pm Venue: Grand Hotel, Kochi. […]
November 18, 2017

Recap Bonds To Save Ailing Banks – A Recap Of The Failed Saga From The 1990s?

The banking sector in India is passing through a tricky phase, with non-performing assets (NPAs) of banks registering a staggering Rs 8 lakh crore. The growing NPAs have deteriorated the capital base of banks, affecting their lending capacity, even at […]
October 30, 2017

Defending Decentralisation in Kerala: Probing the Autonomy of Kerala’s Urban Local Bodies

Kerala is one of the few states in the country considered to have taken serious efforts in transferring powers to Local Self Government (LSG) institutions for strengthening the decentralisation process. The high rate of urbanisation in the state calls for […]
October 30, 2017

Kochi’s realty sector yet to recover from demonetisation effect; The Times of India, October 30, 2017

T C Sreemol | TNN | Oct 30, 2017 Kochi: Demonetisation has hit the real estate industry in Kochi badly and there is a 26 % drop in land and flat transactions during post-demonetisation period. Between November 1, 2015 and October 31, […]
October 25, 2017

Improving Business Climate: Why It Has Become Economic As Well As Political Necessity For Kerala

Two congruent yet distinctive studies on Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) reveal that despite its high ranks in social development indices, Kerala lags far behind other states in providing the right kind of ecosystem to do business. What does this […]
October 24, 2017

Participants of the ‘Floating Campus’ to Visit CPPR

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) will host 30 participants of ‘Semester at Sea’, a unique course designed for students from various streams and nationalities with sessions held inside a ship, in its office at 3.30 pm on October 25, […]
October 19, 2017

The Curious Case of Crèches: Whose Responsibility is it?

At the core of the argument for crèches,lie the notion of a child’s vulnerability and the shared responsibility of the parents and the State to ensure his/her protection. But how far have we managed to bring this argument to fruition? […]
October 12, 2017

Kerala Wants To Revive Its Failing Economy By Infrastructure Investment Fund Board. This Will Do More Harm Than Good

Kerala is known for its achievements in the fields of healthcare and education. With its health and education indicators on a par with the developed economies, the Kerala model of development has been acclaimed across quarters. The key aspect of […]
October 11, 2017

Reforms Fall Wide of the Mark: Time for a Retrospect of Laws

Governmental regulations are inevitable policy tools purported to prevent or deal with problems that markets do not manage well. However, the limits of regulation have often been contended and are perceived to be the result of skewed judgment on the […]
October 3, 2017

മഴക്കുഴി നഗരങ്ങൾ (Waterlogged Cities), Nerkazhcha; Media One, October 1, 2017

What is wrong with the stormwater drainage system in our cities? The cities in Kerala are struggling with the overlapping power of the agencies involved and their lack of expertise. What our cities require are powerful city councils and parastatal […]
September 26, 2017

Country towards recession; Money News, Mathrubhumi News, September 24, 2017

India is on the cusp of a major financial meltdown that could throw its aspirations of becoming a superpower out of gear. What went wrong with the Indian economy? Watch Dr Martin Patrick (Chief Economic Advisor, CPPR) speak to ‘Money […]
September 26, 2017

Wake up! Night shopping is coming soon in Kerala, The New Indian Express; September 20, 2017

By Krishnachand K | Express News Service | 20th September 2017  THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With the state government all set to amend the Kerala Shops and Commercial Establishments Act based on the new Model Shops and Establishment Act, 2016, night life is […]
September 7, 2017

Gorakhpur: All that is wrong with the Public Healthcare System

In June 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Gorakhpur. Its foremost purpose is to provide affordable and quality tertiary-level healthcare to eastern Uttar Pradesh (UP), a region […]
September 7, 2017

Being progressive: Setting a ‘Model’ for retail trade

The Indian labour market is known for being highly regulated and compliance-oriented. The debate over labour reforms continues. There is an attempt to find a balance between a pro-labour stand and providing flexibility in the labour market. India has to […]
September 1, 2017

Retail 24X7: Here’s How India Can Get There

The Indian economy is striving to gain momentum having revived from the shock of demonetisation, and now taking on the challenges of the recently implemented goods and services tax (GST). The economy is expected to grow at 7.2 per cent […]