Policy Briefs

May 24, 2024


This study on anti-competitive practices in India’s affordable housing focuses on the effects of such practices in the construction industry on safe and affordable housing for the disadvantaged. It explores viable, market-driven solutions and advocates for more robust competition policies […]
May 2, 2024

Homestays and Abkari Policy 2023-24 in Kerala

Kerala ranks among the top 10 states in India, accounting for 4.02% of foreign tourist arrivals nationwide (Tourism Statistics 2022, Govt. of India). Tourism has been a significant contributor to Kerala’s economy for decades, generating revenue of Rs. 35,168.42 crore […]
March 28, 2024

Policy Recommendations to Key Issues in Kerala’s Urbanisation

Urban spaces are essential elements of contemporary cities. As urban populations continue to grow, projections indicate a significant increase in the demand for urban spaces in the coming years. As per the UN projections, over two-thirds of the global population […]
February 9, 2024


The issue brief on Waste Management in Aluva Municipality delves into the pressing challenges faced by this urban administrative unit situated in Kerala. Through a combination of qualitative and quantitative research methods, the brief provides an insightful analysis of the […]
January 23, 2024


This policy brief by CPPR’s Urban Fellows, Uma N. P. and Merlin Pattath, sheds light on the lack of menstrual health awareness among students. It stresses the responsibility of schools to provide education and support. Additionally, the study underscores the […]
January 12, 2024

Dimming Progress: Addressing Non-Functioning Streetlights in Nedumkandam Panchayat, Idukki, Kerala

The issue brief explores the challenges surrounding the inoperative street lights in Nedumkandam along Munnar – Kumily State Highway 19, spanning 600 metres from the VHSS junction to Casa Resto. The document delves into the implementation history, identifies the root […]
January 12, 2024

Prioritising Recreation in Pathanamthitta Town’s Planning | An Analysis of Recreational Opportunities in the Town

Pathanamthitta town is a quaint municipality located in the south of Kerala. Although the town is blessed with abundant natural beauty, its urban area lacks adequate recreational spaces for its dwellers. Being the administrative capital of the district makes the […]
December 19, 2023

Voter Awareness and Literacy among Youth | A Study of College Electoral Literacy Clubs in Thiruvananthapuram

Since India’s first election in 1951, the electorate has made significant progress. In 2019, voter turnout reached an all-time high at 67.4%, with a remarkable gender parity. Several factors contributed to this achievement, including the introduction of SVEEP (Systematic Voter […]
September 25, 2023

Easing Legal Barriers to Women’s Employment in Hospitality Industry

August 8, 2023

Enhancing Knowledge Partnerships, Financial Mechanisms and G20 Leadership for a Thriving Blue Economy

There is immense traction in the blue economy to figure on the agenda of the G20—an international forum focused on reviving international trade and the global market in a post-pandemic world. As the G20’s focus has shifted from business-as-usual models […]
August 8, 2023

Enhanced Engagement: India-USA Collaboration Prospects After PM Modi’s State Visit

The state visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the United States in June 2023 has been instrumental in expediting the growth and development of the bilateral relationship between India and the United States. The event in question exerted a […]
June 13, 2023

Promoting Ayurveda As A Pathway to Holistic Well-being

January 25, 2023

Easing The Legal Barriers for Employment of women in Factories in kerala

April 25, 2022

Transformational Technologies and U.S. India Science and Technology Cooperation

The Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) is conducting a 10-month long project on US – India Relations: Change, Continuity and Transformation. This project is supported by the US Consulate General, Chennai, Public Affairs Section, and aims to study the […]
January 20, 2022

US-India Trade Relations: To the Next Level

The Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) is conducting a 10-month long project on US – India Relations: Change, Continuity and Transformation. This project is supported by the US Consulate General Chennai, Public Affairs Section. The project aims at studying […]