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

December 21, 2016

“There is no sector that is free from black money”: PR Devi Prasad, IES

PR Devi Prasad IES, Formerly of Indian Economic Service and Founder Director of Fiscal Policy Institute, Begaluru; speaking at the seminar on ‘Myths and Realities of Demonetization’ organised by Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) in association with Centre for […]
December 21, 2016

Is Left govt in Kerala playing the Right tune to cater to state’s hyper nationalists?; The News Minute, December 19, 2016

Criticism pours in for the state government’s targeting of those who supposedly dishonour the national anthem. Chintha Mary Anil| Haritha John| The News Minute | Monday, December 19, 2016 Left sympathizers in Kerala are a surprised lot these days with […]
December 20, 2016

Myths and Realities of Demonetization

“Since India does not have a concrete GDP number, it is difficult to predict the decline in the country’s GDP due to demonetisation,” stated Dr N R Bhanumurthy, Professor, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy. He was speaking at […]
December 14, 2016

Watch Live Streaming of the Seminar on “Myths and Realities of Demonetization”

CPPR–Centre for Comparative Studies in association with Centre for Economy Development and Law of Government Law College, Thrissur, organises a seminar on “Myths and Realities of Demonetization” Venue : Bharat Tourist Home, Ernakulam Date   : 14th December, 2016? Time  😕 […]
December 13, 2016

The Unique Case of Kerala’s Treasury System

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement on November 8, withdrawing the legal tender status of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes has received sundry response from different quarters. Even though various state governments have raised their concerns regarding demonetisation, opposition from […]
December 9, 2016

Seminar on “Myths and Realities of Demonetization”

CPPR–Centre for Comparative Studies in association with Centre for Economy Development and Law of Government Law College, Thrissur, organises a seminar on “Myths and Realities of Demonetization” The seminar will be held on December 14, 2016 at Bharat Tourist Home, Ernakulam […]
December 5, 2016

Interaction with Students on: “Public Policy Making for Better Governance”

Dr D Dhanuraj, Chairman of Centre for Public Policy Research, interacting with the students of St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam, on “Public Policy Making for Better Governance”. The session was held on 2nd December, 2016 at St Teresa’s College, Ernakulam.
December 1, 2016

Government’s Role in India’s Ailing Cold Storage Sector

Every year, India wastes about 18 per cent of fruits and vegetables, due to lack of post-harvest storage facilities. The cold storage sector has been one of the most undermined sectors in India, devoid of investment, in spite of various […]
November 24, 2016

Is Communist Kerala apathetic to Ease of Doing Business?

“Economic progress cannot be achieved without industrial progress.” The saying of the great social reformer Sree Narayana Guru was quoted by the Finance Minister (FM) of Kerala, Dr Thomas Issac, during this year’s budget speech. He may need to rework […]