Reports & Papers

May 9, 2018

India’s Trade and Maritime Policy in the Indian Ocean Region

The Indian Ocean Region has always played a vital role in India’s foreign policy strategy and successive Prime Ministers have attempted to ensure that India remains the dominant regional power in the area. Maintaining freedom of navigation and ensuring a […]
April 25, 2018

Mobility and Mode Distribution in Kochi

Kochi agglomeration is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in southern India.With most of its commercial establishments and government offices located in a 94.88 sq. km area1 , a robust public transport framework is the key for a sustainable […]
March 23, 2018

Draft of the Proposed Amendments to the Kerala Shops & Commercial Establishments Act,1960

In the background of the Model Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 2016, approved by the Government of India, Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) initiated a project in October 2016 to contextualise the reforms proposed in the Act in Kerala. […]
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 […]
October 30, 2017

Defending Decentralisation in Kerala: Probing the Autonomy of Kerala’s Urban Local Bodies

Kerala is one of the few states in the country considered to have taken serious efforts in transferring powers to Local Self Government (LSG) institutions for strengthening the decentralisation process. The high rate of urbanisation in the state calls for […]
September 12, 2017

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership and India

The geo-economic dynamics with a liberal political landscape has laid the foundation of a free-market trading system. The last decade has witnessed a surge in regional Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with Africa, Latin America and Asia in the lead. The […]
June 21, 2017

Assessment of Commercial Dispute Resolution in South India

The Indian dispute resolution arena is witnessing significant developments with the Central Government’s steadfast commitment to discouraging litigation and encouraging companies to take up alternate dispute resolution systems. In this context, CPPR with the support of the British Deputy High […]
June 12, 2017

Evaluation of the Effects of Tariff Hikes on Indian Aluminium Industry

Study done by Lekshmi R Nair and D Dhanuraj of CPPR, to evaluate the effect of tariff hikes on Indian aluminium industry. Highlights of the study are: High tariffs on imported aluminium products, raw materials and aluminium scrap constrain consumption […]
June 6, 2017

Public and Private Healthcare Institutions: Preference and Expenditure Pattern

Centre for Public Policy Research, Kochi, undertook a study titled ‘Public and Private Healthcare Institutions: Preference and Expenditure Pattern’ in an attempt to identify the extent of and reasons for the user preference for the type of healthcare service and its […]
December 1, 2016

Government’s Role in India’s Ailing Cold Storage Sector

Every year, India wastes about 18 per cent of fruits and vegetables, due to lack of post-harvest storage facilities. The cold storage sector has been one of the most undermined sectors in India, devoid of investment, in spite of various […]
November 23, 2016

Challenges to the Role of Private Participation in Public Transportation: A Case of Kerala’s Private Buses

The State of Kerala in 2012 through a notification stopped issuing new permits to inter-district buses in Kerala while exempting state run Kerala State Transport Corporation. This was the beginning of the government’s action against private operators as it eventually […]
November 21, 2016

Deciphering the Challenges in Housing for Urban Poor

This paper studies the existing scenario of urban housing and examines the challenges in housing the urban poor in India. It includes a review of housing policies that exist today and learning from interactions with different stakeholders involved in the […]
November 7, 2016

A Stagnant Agriculture in Kerala: The Role of the State

Given the significant decline in agricultural production in Kerala in the last few decades, this paper elucidates how government policies and protective practices have created distortions in the agricultural market, hampering the growth of agriculture in the state. The distortions […]
October 6, 2016

Autonomous Colleges in Kerala: An Evaluative Study

Kerala has ushered a new paradigm in higher education sector by granting autonomy to a few colleges in the recent times. Though it has been in the practice only for the last two years, CPPR finds it is important to […]
July 28, 2016

Analysis of the Kerala Assembly Elections, May 2016

‘The corruption charges against the UDF government cost them the job’; a survey conducted by Centre for Public Policy Research among the voters reveals. The survey also tries to capture the mood and the perception of the voters on BJP-BDJS […]