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

June 2, 2020

Rethinking Kerala Model of Development

With 59% of the state revenue dependent on just 4 items (petrol, alcohol, lottery and motor vehicles), Kerala is a dismal failure in public resource mobilization. In this article published in Madhyamam weekly, Senior Fellow Dr Jose Sebastian takes a […]
June 1, 2020

Need to Rope in Private Sector Hospitals in the Fight against COVID

Unprecedentedly, the world humanity has been at peril since the spread of the Coronavirus, which emerged first in Wuhan, China in December 2019, and it reminds us about the two World Wars and a host of plagues of the past. […]
May 29, 2020

Watch Live Streaming of: “Positive Steps Towards Revival of Economy in the COVID-19 Era”

Watch Live Streaming of: “Positive Steps Towards Revival of Economy in the COVID-19 Era” hosted by South Asia Students For Liberty & Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) on the 29th May (Friday) 2020 at 1:30 pm IST. Speakers: 1. Li […]
May 29, 2020

Nothing called safe travel in Covid times

CPPR Senior Fellow Dr Rijo M John comments in news article published in The New Indian Express on the concerns of travelling during COVID times. He says “Social distancing is the key to safety while travelling, as the risk is […]
May 28, 2020

“One sixth of the State’s gross domestic product has been due to the remittances” Dr D Dhanuraj

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj was part of a webinar on “Indian Migrants in the Gulf: Coping with the Double Blow of Oil Price Collapse and COVID-19” hosted by the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) and the Centre for […]
May 28, 2020

Some COVID Thoughts

A PDS Discussion (May 23)One could see long queues these days not only in front of the BEVCO outlets but also in front of the Ration Shops (PDS). As a public policy researcher, I was curious to understand the reasons […]
May 27, 2020

Economic Package or COVID Budget?

The lockdown in India has impacted the movement of goods and people across districts and states. It has adversely affected their income, particularly of the poor, and thereby their purchasing power. The announcement of the 20 lakh crore package made […]
May 27, 2020

Indian Migrants in the Gulf: Coping with the Double Blow of Oil Price Collapse and COVID-19

CPPR-ICWA hosted a Webinar on ‘Indian Migrants in the Gulf: Coping with the Double Blow of Oil Price Collapse and COVID-19’ on May 14, 2020. The session was moderated by Amb. Navdeep Suri (Distinguished Fellow and Director of the Center […]
May 26, 2020

Structural Challenges in Reaping Demographic Dividends of India

As India is fighting the COVID pandemic and going through an unprecedented economic situation, the Prime Minister has envisioned to focus on five pillars for rebuilding the country. India’s youth is said to be the fourth pillar in rebuilding the […]

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