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

May 3, 2019

Midterm Election Analysis : The Trend so far

With four out of seven phases of election completed, our experts in this part of our election analysis series Decoding the Polls, looks into the election trend so far. Will the confidence exhuberates in the ruling party campaign spill over […]
April 29, 2019

A Critical Analysis of Kerala’s Fishermen and their Debt Trap

Kerala boasts of its much-touted Model of Development with rapid progress in socio-economic conditions, yet the fishermen community of the state is not able to make a tantamount progress in social and economic development. The poverty, due to the continuum […]
April 26, 2019

Kerala Polls 2019: Outcome Hinges on Many Factors

The decision of Congress President Rahul Gandhi to contest from Wayanad parliamentary constituency (PC) in Kerala, besides the Congress’ traditional stronghold of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, made Kerala one of the epicentres of the 2019 General Elections. The State went […]
April 26, 2019

Kallada Bus Controversy: A Case for Policy Overhaul?

The recent incident involving attack on passenger travelling in an inter-state private bus has prompted the state govt bring restrictions on these buses. Is restrictions a solution to this problem? or should there be a change in policy to deregulate […]
April 25, 2019

Lok Sabha elections: Kochi’s overwhelming response shows the way for other cities

Dr D Dhanuraj, Chairman, CPPR comments in a news story publish in The New Indian Express on the high number of voting in the city KOCHI: Kochi showed the way for other big cities in south India with a huge voter […]
April 24, 2019

Manorama News Counter Point | Will high voters turnout create a wave in Kerala? | ഉയർന്ന പോളിങ്; കേരളത്തില്‍ ഒരു തരംഗമുയര്‍ന്നോ?

Kerala witnessed high number of voters turnout, will this create a wave in the Lok Sabha Election results? CPPR Chairman D. Dhanuraj along with other experts discuss about this in the Manoramma News channel’s Counter Point.
April 17, 2019

Leadership Vacuum in Dravidian Politics — Will New Players Make an Impact?

The completion of the first phase of elections to 91 Lok Sabha (LS) constituencies has marked the beginning of the largest democratic exercise of the world. The second phase of elections to 97 LS constituencies will be held on April […]
April 11, 2019

The Fight for Uttar Pradesh West

For any Lok Sabha elections, Uttar Pradesh (UP) is a crucial state, comprising the largest number of seats and one of the largest electorates. The western part of the state, popularly known as UP West or Paschim Pradesh, is markedly […]
April 9, 2019

A Vision for Higher Education Reform

‘A Vision for Higher Education Reform’ an e-book published by Centre for Public Policy Research is a compilation of articles and opinion pieces authored by CPPR research team led by Dr D Dhanuraj. The articles are intended for studying the […]