February 13, 2018

Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board: A Frankenstein’s monster or economy’s saviour?

Like the previous budget, the present budget can also be termed a ‘KIIFB budget’, as many of the proposed projects will be routed through KIIFB The Economic Review 2017–18 tabled in the Assembly on February 1, 2018, highlighted the critical […]
February 13, 2018

Welcome to Ernakulam,how do you do?; The New Indian Express, February 12, 2018

KOCHI: While Ernakulam district has witnessed the highest number of foreign tourist arrivals (FTA) in Kerala over the years, recent studies by the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) unveiled serious discrepancies in the data released by the Kerala Tourism […]
February 13, 2018

Functioning without a classification; The New Indian Express, February 12, 2018

    By Express News Service | The New Indian Express | 11th February 2018 KOCHI: Even though Ernakulam is popular for its attractive homestays, only a few of them have obtained the classification given by the Tourism Department. The study conducted […]
February 8, 2018

Time for Additional Fundamental Duties?

‘Time for Additional Fundamental Duties?’ blog by Ispita Mishra is Research Assistant at CPPR. Click here to read
February 8, 2018

Kerala government’s claim on its tourism sector is inflated; The New Indian Express, February 7, 2018

By Rajesh Abraham | Express News Service | 07th February 2018 KOCHI: In a big blow to Kerala’s tourism sector, a new research has found most claims by the state government that the sector constitutes 10 per cent of the state’s […]
February 7, 2018

‘Democratic Capitalism Only Hope of Lifting Everybody out of Poverty’ Dr Arthur C Brooks

In a talk peppered with personal anecdotes and humour, Dr Arthur C Brooks, president of the American Enterprises Institute (AEI), an influential Washington-based public policy think-tank, elaborated the role of democratic capitalism in lifting 2 billion people out of poverty. […]
February 5, 2018

Modicare: Old Wine in New Bottle?

The eye-grabbing announcement related to the healthcare sector in the Union Budget 2018-19 is a welcome move. But are they capable of addressing the existing shortcomings? Chithira Rajeevan (Research Assistant, CPPR) writes on the topic in her blog piece, ‘Modicare: […]
February 3, 2018

A budget with a vision and direction; The Times of India, February 2, 2018

By Dr Martin Patrick| The Times of India | February 2, 2018 The budget has a vision and direction and is a perfect blend of welfare and development. It has tried to identify the crucial problems of Kerala and attempted to intervene. […]
February 2, 2018

Kerala politicians miffed with Budget, say it is unrealistic and favouring corporates; The NEWS Minute, February 2, 2018

Saritha S Balan | The NEWS Minute | Friday, February 02, 2018 The first union budget after the GST rollout has disappointed experts and politicians in the state. While they admit the budget is a calculated one, the general feeling […]
February 1, 2018

Kerala Budget: Time to Change the Tune or Face the Music

The Finance Minister of Kerala, Thomas Issac, will be presenting the budget for the financial year 2018–19 on February 2, 2017, a day after the presentation of the Union Budget. The timing of the budget is crucial, as the state’s […]
January 23, 2018

Modi govt’s neglect of agriculture and education sectors contributing to rising inequality: expert; National Herald, January 22, 2018

By DHAIRYA MAHESHWARI | National  Herald | January 22nd 2018 “PM Modi’s pet experiment of demonetisation has worsened the already bad economic inequality in India, as 85 per cent of our workforce is in the informal sector,” Dr D Dhanuraj […]
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. […]

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