Reports & Papers

January 14, 2021

A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF COVID-19 OUTBREAK IN THE HUBEI PROVINCE OF CHINA AND THE INDIAN STATE OF KERALA

The following paper is a comparative study of the COVID-19 outbreak response of two administrative divisions of similar status, i.e. the state of Kerala in India and the province of Hubei in China. In the study, the authors have documented […]
January 5, 2021

Opinion Survey on Kerala Local Body Election 2020: Public Perception on the Political Dynamics of the Grassroots

Local Self Government (LSG) institutions in India refer to the governmental jurisdiction below the level of the State and play a crucial role in governance and administration as they directly engage with people at the grassroots. The 73rd and 74th […]
November 9, 2020

A Study of Artificial Islands

Artificial island construction is a phenomenon that is seen on a rising scale in modern times. This paper evaluates the reasons for the construction of artificial islands along with stating the various dimensions of the impact they pose including economic, […]
October 29, 2020

North Korean Nuclear Ambitions: A Study

North Korea is a peculiar example of a rogue state in a global system which does not thrive on mutual respect and rule of law. A country governed by its own regressive laws does not uphold the notions of internationalism. This paper […]
October 22, 2020

A Model to Understand State Action and Individual Responses during COVID-19 Pandemic

A major learning from the spread of COVID-19 in Kerala has been that the State restrictions have only ‘delayed’ the spread of the disease but were unable to ‘stop’ its spread. Was there a single best response scenario which would […]
October 8, 2020

Diplomatic Recognition of Israel by UAE and Bahrain: Regional Reactions and India’s Concerns

The recent Abraham Accords signed between Israel, the UAE and Bahrain marked the establishment of diplomatic relations between Israel and the two GCC states. But clandestine relations between Israel and most of the GCC states have been going on since […]
October 7, 2020

KERALA MODEL OF RESPONSE TO COVID-19

The Centre for Public Policy Research documented learnings from Kerala’s Model of Crisis Management to identify lessons of policy practices and inform the thinking of policy-makers and key stakeholders to effectively respond to future eventualities. The Project was supported by Omidyar […]
September 28, 2020

THE CURIOUS CASE OF H1-B VISA: Is COVID-19 the end of the American Dream?

It goes without saying how far-reaching and sweeping the effects of Corona virus have been, tacitly having seeped into nearly every aspect of our lives. Amidst this pandemic-pandemonium, Donald Trump’s latest decision to temporarily ban all non-immigrant visas hits hard. […]
September 24, 2020

Effects of COVID-19 on Transportation: What the Experts Say

Transportation is one of the major sectors, which has been severely affected by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. A survey was conducted by the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) from June to July 2020, among experts from the […]
September 22, 2020

Middle East Peace Plan: Emerging Political Dynamics and Implications

This issue brief tries to employ different lenses in order to understand the evolving US-Israel-Palestine relations in the light of the recently formulated Middle East Peace Plan steered by the US Diplomat Jared Kushner. The highlight of this plan has […]
August 31, 2020

COVID-19 Impact Survey: COVID-19 Related Perceptions, Precautionary Behaviour and Response

The Centre for Public Policy Research undertook the COVID-19 Citizens’ Survey to explore the micro-level footprint of the pandemic and the lockdown during the transition period post lockdown. As the response to COVID-19 has been devised keeping the citizens’ needs […]
August 5, 2020

COVID-19: Is it Time to Revisit NABH and NABL Guidelines?

As the country battles the pandemic with the death toll rising at a steady rate, there are questions being raised regarding the preparedness of the country even after measures to buy time and mount an effective response. COVID-19 has exposed […]
August 1, 2020

Marking Those on the Move: Review of Existing Paradigm and Towards a New Framework

Although the ability to collect migration figures regularly has improved, significant gaps remain in the quantity,accuracy, timeliness, disaggregation, comparability (over time and across countries) and accessibility of migration-related data. There is a lack of comprehensive data on migration within India, […]
July 23, 2020

Impact of COVID-19 on India-China Trade

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the global trade and hence also aided soft power shifts. The paper focuses on Indo-China bilateral trade by providing a background of trade trends in the yesteryears between the countries and briefly discusses their trade […]
July 22, 2020

India’s Major Responses to COVID-19 and Actions of Global Relevance

The COVID-19 pandemic has provided better dimensions for diplomacy to evolve. India’s responses to the pandemic have proved its commitment towards multilateralism. While some of the responses are being commended, there exist certain limitations. The researcher tries to briefly discuss […]

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