Reports & Papers

April 5, 2024

Unlocking the Potential of Municipal Financing in India

With a substantial section of the population moving to cities in quest of better opportunities and higher living standards, urbanisation is drastically changing the landscape of India. Local governments in India face both opportunities and challenges as a result of […]
March 20, 2024

Addressing Climate Security Challenges in the Indo-Pacific Region through India-Australia Partnership

The security, economy and social stability of the large and vital Indo-Pacific area are all significantly impacted by the impending dangers posed by climate change. The growing threat to climate security in the Indo-Pacific region is posing challenges for Australia […]
March 19, 2024

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 Voters’ […]
March 6, 2024

A comprehensive exploration of Shared Auto Services in Kochi

The report delves into the introduction of shared mobility, particularly the use of small vehicles catering to the unique transportation landscape of Kochi. Addressing the challenges posed by narrow roads and limited public transport access, our findings emphasize the significance […]
February 27, 2024

Case Study on Pattambi Municipality Waste Management Practices, Challenges and Strategies

Waste management is an ever-pressing concern for municipalities across the globe, and Pattambi Municipality, nestled along the banks of the Bharathapuzha river in the Palakkad District of Kerala, India, is no exception. This case study, by CPPR’s Urban Fellow Noorbina […]
January 23, 2024

Socio-economic Conditions and Challenges of Street Vendors: A Case Study of Street Vendors in Kottayam Municipality

As a form of business requiring less initial investment and skills, street vending has emerged as a viable option for individuals with limited financial resources. Over time, it has become a preferred choice among the economically disadvantaged. The term “street […]
December 14, 2023

Exploratory Study on the Khadi Sector in India

The Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) assisted the All India Artisans and Craftworkers Welfare Association (AIACA) in conducting an exploratory study on the Khadi Sector in India. The study delved into regulatory barriers in the Khadi sector, livelihood issues […]
November 1, 2023

Street Vending Plan for Alappuzha Municipality

Street Vending is one of the most visible forms of local urban economic activity found around the world and significantly contributes to the micro economy of the cities. Street vendors in India, estimated at 10 million, constitute roughly 11% of […]
October 19, 2023


The history of tobacco in India is long and intricate, deeply entwined in its culture and economics. India has been a significant producer and consumer of tobacco for centuries but its widespread use, particularly in the form of smoking beedi […]
October 10, 2023

Easing Legal Barriers to Women’s Employment in Hospitality Industry

Entry level legal barriers to women’s employment are one of the key factors contributing to reduced female labour force participation in any country. The Women, Business, and Law annual report of 2023 brought out by the World Bank highlights that […]
September 25, 2023

Experiment in Rural Primary Education: Evaluation of Before-After Sample Data

This Monograph is based on a management experiment in the field of rural primary education in the Kolar District of Karnataka State about thirty years ago. At the time, although we had the will and the energy, we lacked the […]
August 21, 2023


Education plays a pivotal role in the development and progress of societies, serving as a cornerstone for social, economic, and cultural advancement. With the rapid developments in technology, governments worldwide are redefining education to equip students with the necessary skills […]
August 17, 2023

ECCE Quality and its Impact on School and Higher Education

Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Quality and Its Impact on School and Higher Education Globally, there is a growing realization that investing in young children has huge benefits as they are well-equipped to meet the future demands of a […]
August 4, 2023

Comment on Kerala State Government’s Draft Route Nationalisation Scheme Published on May 17, 2023

The Kerala State Transport Department’s recent draft scheme notification dated May 17, 2023, to nationalise a critical route in Vypin, Kerala, disregarded the need for Vypin commuters. Although the draft notification states that the scheme aims to alleviate the lack of public […]
July 26, 2023

Indian Diaspora: Policies and Challenges of Technology and Knowledge Transfer

Indian diaspora has recently gained recognition among our policy makers and the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is being observed as contribution of Overseas Indian community in the nation’s development since 2003. Further,Indian alumni are being encouraged to contribute to our […]