Centre for Comparative Studies

The CPPR Centre for Comparative Studies (CCS) aims to conduct in-depth comparative analysis in the fields of Demographics, Education, Health, Poverty, Urbanisation, Governance, Politics, Budgeting, Social and Economic Indicators.

The centre aims to identify current gaps in policies using comparative analysis. Comparative studies involve the analysis and synthesis of the similarities, differences and patterns across two or more cases that share a common focus. It helps in exposing the success or failure of a policy initiative. CSS also seeks to advocate state of the art practice and recommend innovative policy changes to help improve the country’s development process.

This is done using quantitative and qualitative methodologies for primary and secondary data analysis, by drafting data-centric and relevant policy briefs between states within India and between India and other countries (regional, national and international). CCS aims to conduct independent research whilst also partnering with potential stakeholders at both public and private levels to ensure sustainability and the ability to influence policy at various levels.

Advisors

P R Devi Prasad IES

P R Devi Prasad is an Indian Economics Service (IES) officer of the 1982 batch and former Advisor to the Government of India. He has served as the Chief Executive Officer and Director of three organisations during his tenure with the Centre. He has also functioned as Advisor to the Executive Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF). Presently, he is a Research Fellow at the Civil Service Officers Training Centre at Mussourie (LBSNAA), Uttarakhand.

Dr Martin Patrick

Dr Martin Patrick secured his PhD in Applied Economics from Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), Kochi. He has worked as faculty of Economics in various government colleges. He received post-doctoral training at Tilburg University, Netherlands. He has won the award of Excellence in Education instituted by the Global Society for Health and Educational Growth, New Delhi in 2006. He has completed various projects for ICSSR, CDS, Planning Board (Kerala for UNDP), KILA and GIFT (for World Bank). He has served as the member of graduate and postgraduate board of studies of Calicut University, CUSAT, Kalady University and Kerala University. Presently, he is a Visiting Fellow at Indian Maritime Institute, Ernakulam and Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Ernakulam.


See the Posts

August 17, 2019

In-house talk on “Political Economy of Kerala’s Fiscal Stress” by Dr Jose Sebastian

CPPR-Centre for Comparative Studies organised an in-house talk on “Political Economy of Kerala’s Fiscal Stress”, delivered by Dr Jose Sebastian, a seasoned writer and a retired senior faculty from Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation, on August 8, 2019 from […]
August 14, 2019

Cryptocurrency – India’s fight for and against it

In the last few weeks, Bitcoin has burst back into the public discourse, following a huge surge in its price. The price, which began the year at under $4000 per bitcoin, reached $12,000 in June 2019. This has led many […]
July 18, 2019

Market Opportunities and Investments in the Domain of SDGs

By Namrita Shankar, Evolution of Sustainable Development Goals The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of global development targets adopted by the member countries of the United Nations (UN) in September 2015. The SDGs aim to guide the global […]
July 12, 2019

Post Budget Analysis 2019-2020 #BudgetWithCPPR

Centre for Public Policy Research hosted a Post Budget Analysis on July 9, 2019. Researchers from team CPPR analysed the budget allocation for different sectors in the Union Budget 2019-2020. The session was moderated by CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj. […]
July 1, 2019

Equity and Alternative Capital Mobilisation by SMEs in 21st century

By Ragavi R Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) provide about 60 per cent of the overall employment globally and contribute about 50 per cent to the Gross Value Added. An effective funding environment is necessary for the growth of these […]
June 27, 2019

Governance challenges for Modi 2.0

Even though there may be no stated ‘allocation for better governance’ in the budget outlay, the intent and spirit of the budget speech for structural reforms will send the right signals to the electorate as well as to the markets. […]
June 27, 2019

Fiscal Devolution Essential to Strengthen Local Governments

The Local Governments of the nation play a big role in the welfare of its citizens. However, most of them lack the revenue resources to meet their functions. Though there are constitutional powers given to the Local Governments for mobilisation of […]
May 20, 2019

Exit Polls 2019- A Precursor to May 23?

In this part of our Election Analysis we look into the exit polls. All Exit Polls 2019, projects an easy win for the BJP and Narendra Modi. What does that mean for other National and Regional parties?
May 11, 2019

Analysing the General Trend after Completion of Fifth Phase of Election

In this part of our Election Analysis series Decoding the Polls our experts analyse the general trend after completion of fifth phase of election.