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

February 11, 2020

Delhi Elections 2020: Does BJP need to rethink its election strategy?

This episode of CPPR Election Analysis series Decoding the Polls deals with the outcome of Delhi Elections 2020 and the lessons it has in store for political parties.
February 7, 2020

Delhi Elections 2020: Edging to the final showdown

Even though legislative power is limited, it is always a matter of prestige for competing political parties to get a hold over the National Capital. With Delhi Elections just around the corner, in this episode of #DecodingthePolls, Dr D Dhanuraj […]
February 4, 2020

Minimum 240-day foreign stay norm ruffles NRI businessmen’s nerves

Nissy Solomon, Senior Research Associate, CPPR-Centre for Comparative Studies, comments in a article published in The New Indian Express on the implications of the budget on NRI tax. She comments, the amendment aims at those who move to countries of […]
February 3, 2020

Repair at the cost of India’s fiscal health?

Budget 2020, presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, attempted to set an optimistic tone for reversing the economic slowdown. It offered something for everyone. However, the Budget had misaligned economic priorities where supply-side was yet again given a push. The […]
January 30, 2020

A Three-Way Struggle for the Capital

Can the Congress party revive its lost fortunes in the upcoming Delhi Assembly election? Or is the fight just between the AAP and BJP ? The article sheds light on the various possibilities and strategies adopted by the political parties […]
January 29, 2020

The bad economics and bad politics in restricting imported liquor

Famous American economist Milton Friedman once commented that one of the greatest mistakes is to judge policies and programmes by their intentions rather than their results. Commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal has come up with a proposal ahead of […]
January 27, 2020

School Vouchers for RTE Access to Poor Students

The issues relating to the RTE Act implementation are becoming predominant year after year and parents are forced to think alternative ways to get quality school education for their children, what is the way forward? Some suggestions are put forward […]
January 24, 2020

Event Report: The Vikasarth Conversations

The Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) in collaboration with the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), New York, and the Menon & Pai Foundation, Kochi, organised “The Vikasarth Conversations”, on January 16, 2020, at Grand Hyatt, Kochi. In this […]
January 24, 2020

We need a consumption wave. Budget 2020 must give it a try

As the Budget session approaches, it is expected that prompt measures will be taken to mitigate various challenges faced by the economy that have strangulated its growth in recent times. However, laying out a clear and singular path to recovery […]

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