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. CCS 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 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 31, 2020

Skill India Mission: Challenges and Opportunities

B Chandrasekaran Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and slowdown of the economy, the prospects for millions of graduating youth, labourers and migrant workers who returned to their home states seem to be gloom for the near future, although any economy […]
July 27, 2020

Is lockdown an option?

“The lockdown should only be in identified hotspots/clusters… Locking down the whole state can be disastrous for a lot of people as livelihoods are at stake,” CPPR Senior Fellow Rijo M John in The New Indian Express Cost of shutdown […]
July 27, 2020

The Hindu Explains | Why have COVID-19 cases surged in Kerala?

“The cause for concern is the current positivity rate of 4.6%, which although much better than the national average of 11.7%,” CPPR Senior Fellow Rijo M John in The Hindu explaining the resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Kerala. Plaudits won […]
July 22, 2020

കോവിഡ് കാലത്ത് പണമുണ്ടാക്കാൻ ഈ രീതി നോക്കാം

ദുർഘടമായ ഈ കാലഘട്ടത്തിൽ പതിവ് രീതികളും ചിന്തകളും കൊണ്ട് കാര്യമില്ല. മാറിചിന്തിക്കേണ്ടത് നിലനിൽപിന് അത്യന്താപേക്ഷിതമായിരിക്കുന്നു ധനകാര്യ മാനേജ്മെന്റിന്റെ കാര്യത്തിൽ പ്രത്യേകിച്ചും. പരമ്പരാഗത രീതി  ആസ്‌തികളുടെ കണക്കെടുപ്പിൽ നിന്ന് തുടങ്ങി വരവ്-ചെലവുകൾ ക്രമീകരിച്ചു മിച്ചം കണ്ടെത്തി ജീവിതം കെട്ടിപ്പടുക്കുന്ന രീതിയാണ് സാധാരണയായി അവലംബിക്കുന്നത്. ഭാവി സാമ്പത്തിക ലക്ഷ്യങ്ങൾ മനസ്സിൽ വച്ച് ആസൂത്രണം ഭംഗിയായി നിറവേറ്റുന്നവരാണ് ജീവിതത്തിൽ വിജയിക്കുക. […]
July 21, 2020

Impact of COVID-19 on Clinical Trials

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage countries, all attention is focused on the research communityto generate evidence-based preventive treatment, primarily through Clinical Trials (CTs). With close to 2,500CT studies being conducted worldwide, it is of paramount importance to understand […]
July 21, 2020

COVID-19 in India: 1 million in 4 months, 2 million in 3 weeks and peak in September

CPPR Senior Fellow Rijo M John, comments in a news article published in Deccan Chronicle on the rising number of COVID-19 cases. He says “The virus, meanwhile, looks all set to cross the 2 million mark by August 11. Dr […]
July 21, 2020

India all set to cross 2 million mark in coronavirus cases by August 11

CPPR Senior Fellow Rijo M John, comments in a news article published in Deccan Chronicle on the rising number of COVID-19 cases. He says “total COVID-19 cases in India is projected to cross 2 million around August 10-11 and 3 […]
July 20, 2020

Street Vendors and COVID-19 lockdowns | #PolicyBeyondPolitics EP 07

Recently Government launched PM Street Vendor’s Atmanirbhar Nidhi (PM #SVANidhi ) a special micro-credit scheme to provide loan of upto Rs 10,000 to #StreetVendors. At the same time, the lack of accommodating policies and guidelines to the street vendors have […]

covid 19
COVID-19 & Beyond
Infographics Articles Reports & Papers Video Podcast In News Reports & Papers