Reports & Papers

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 […]
November 1, 2022

India’s Maritime Security Architecture-Challenges & Threats

The countries of the Indo-Pacific including India are opposed to China’s aggressive policies, even flouting the provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Laws of Seas (UNCLOS) and/or the decisions of the Permanent Court of International Court of Justice[i]. […]
September 12, 2022

White Paper on Regulatory Regimes for Novel Tobacco and Nicotine Products

The White Paper on Regulatory Regimes for Novel Tobacco and Nicotine Products was prepared by Civitas Consultancies Pvt Ltd with the Centre for Public Policy Research as the knowledge partner. The objectives of the white paper are the following –
June 28, 2021

Kerala State Assembly Elections 2021 Post Poll Survey- Final Report

The state of Kerala has always been more or less a political anomaly in India. The electoral battle of Kerala has revolved around two traditional pre-poll alliances; the CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) and the Indian National Congress (INC)-led United […]
May 1, 2021

CPPR Kerala Assembly Election 2021: Post Poll Survey Result

Centre for Public Policy Research has conducted a post poll survey between 10th of April and 20th of April, 2021, to understand the prevailing political narrative of the state and the various factors that affect the voting pattern of the […]
January 14, 2021


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 […]
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


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 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 […]
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, […]