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

January 7, 2021

CPPR Webinar on Implementing NEP: Charting Kerala’s Education Goals 2025

The Centre for Public Policy Research organised a webinar on “Implementing NEP: Charting Kerala’s Education Goals 2025”, in the context of the National Education Policy 2020 on January 7, 2021. The speaker for the webinar was Dr Shakila Shamsu, Special […]
January 5, 2021

Will the Left Government Create History in Kerala?

The Communist Party of India-Marxist [CPI(M)]-led Left Democratic Front’s (LDF) sweeping win in the local body elections this year was a morale booster for the ruling government, and foretells a clear edge for the incumbent in the upcoming Assembly elections. […]
January 5, 2021

Opinion Survey on Kerala Local Body Election 2020: Public Perception on the Political Dynamics of the Grassroots

Local Self Government (LSG) institutions in India refer to the governmental jurisdiction below the level of the State and play a crucial role in governance and administration as they directly engage with people at the grassroots. The 73rd and 74th […]
January 1, 2021

Transform, disband or bring ‘idle’ GCDA under Kochi corp: Experts

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a news article published in The Times of India, Greater Cochin Development Authority (GCDA) should be either shut down or should be brought under the Kochi municipal corporation. Calls for efficient utilization of […]
December 31, 2020

Resurgence of Protectionism in India: Why it is a Worrying Signal?

India’s shift towards protectionism is increasingly evident with tariffs being deployed as a policy instrument to boost domestic manufacturing capabilities. However, scant attention has been given to the policy’s viability. The article examines the claim of rising protectionism in India […]
December 26, 2020

Beyond Chalk and Talk: The tech boom in Indian education and the challenges to meet

NISSY SOLOMON & AKANKSHA BORAWAKE The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of technology in the education sector. India is the second largest market for e-learning in the world after the US. The EdTech industry was expanding even before the […]
December 24, 2020

Decoding The Polls: ‘Post Poll Analysis of the Kerala Local Body Elections’

Date & Time: 17th December, 2020 at 06:030 PM IST Venue: Zoom Online Meeting Platform Host : Goutham KA Panellists: Prof. Dr G Gopa Kumar, Prof. KC Abraham, Dr D Dhanuraj Proceedings Report About the Event: The Centre for Public […]
December 23, 2020

A New Face, A New Hope, A New Era – Bihar Welcomes Tejashwi Yadav

The 2020 Assembly elections of Bihar was nothing short of a rollercoaster journey, as the Nation witnessed the first State going to polls in the midst of a prevailing global pandemic. This article focuses on addressing the rise of Tejashwi […]
December 19, 2020

Modi’s Saffron Party Steers the ‘Double Engine Sarkar’ to Victory in Bihar

In what was seen as a nail-biter of an election in Bihar, several narratives received spotlight, several legacies altered and most importantly, the rarity and significance of Assembly elections in India being reinstated. This article addresses the National Democratic Alliance’s […]

Now we are on Telegram too. Follow us for updates