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

July 21, 2020

COVID-19 in India: 1 million in 4 months, 2 million in 3 weeks and peak in September

CPPR Senior Fellow Rijo M John, comments in a news article published in Deccan Chronicle on the rising number of COVID-19 cases. He says “The virus, meanwhile, looks all set to cross the 2 million mark by August 11. Dr […]
July 21, 2020

India all set to cross 2 million mark in coronavirus cases by August 11

CPPR Senior Fellow Rijo M John, comments in a news article published in Deccan Chronicle on the rising number of COVID-19 cases. He says “total COVID-19 cases in India is projected to cross 2 million around August 10-11 and 3 […]
July 20, 2020

Street Vendors and COVID-19 lockdowns | #PolicyBeyondPolitics EP 07

Recently Government launched PM Street Vendor’s Atmanirbhar Nidhi (PM #SVANidhi ) a special micro-credit scheme to provide loan of upto Rs 10,000 to #StreetVendors. At the same time, the lack of accommodating policies and guidelines to the street vendors have […]
July 16, 2020

Analysis of India’s Response in Addressing the Concerns of the MSME Sector

The COVID-19 Pandemic has spelt crisis across the world and has had a severe impact on the economies. With the government imposing lockdown and mandating social distancing, the world will wake up to a new culture and trend post-pandemic. It […]
July 6, 2020

Gulf Migration and COVID-19

The Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) hosted a webinar on the topic “Gulf Migration and COVID-19” on July 3, 2020.The distinguished speakers were Ambassador KP Fabian, Professor at the Indian Society of International Law, New Delhi and Dr Ginu […]
July 4, 2020

ഇന്ത്യക്ക് വേണ്ടത് സമഗ്രമായ ഒരു കുടിയേറ്റ നയം

അന്താരാഷ്ട്ര തലത്തിൽ ഏറ്റവും കൂടുതൽ കുടിയേറ്റ തൊഴിലാളികളെ സംഭാവന ചെയ്യുന്ന രാജ്യമായ ഇന്ത്യയ്ക്ക് ഇതുവരെയും സമഗ്രമായ ഒരു കുടിയേറ്റ നയം രൂപീകരിക്കാൻ കഴിഞ്ഞിട്ടില്ല. ഇതിനു വേണ്ടി ശക്തമായ നടപടികൾ സ്വീകരിക്കേണ്ടതുണ്ടെന്ന്  സെന്റർ ഫോർ പബ്ലിക് പോളിസി റിസർച്ച് (സിപിപിആർ) “ഗൾഫ് കുടിയേറ്റവും കോവിഡ് ‑19 ” എന്ന വിഷയത്തിൽ സംഘടിപ്പിച്ച തത്സമയ ഓൺലൈൻ ചർച്ചയിൽ പങ്കെടുത്തവർ […]
July 3, 2020

Politics of Online Education in the Time of COVID Crisis

Dr D Dhanuraj and Rahul V Kumar Amongst the different kinds of challenges posed by COVID-19, policy makers in Kerala are now confronted with unprecedented changes required in the education sector. The challenge is how to deal with balancing the […]
July 2, 2020

അവസാനമുണ്ടാകുമോ ഈ കൊള്ളയ്‌ക്ക്‌ – ഡോ. മാർട്ടിൻ പാട്രിക്‌ എഴുതുന്നു

ഇന്ധനവില തുടർച്ചയായി ഉയർത്തി സാധാരണ ജനങ്ങളെ വറുതിയിലാക്കാൻ കച്ചകെട്ടി ഇറങ്ങിത്തിരിച്ചിരിക്കുകയാണ് കേന്ദ്ര സർക്കാർ. കൊട്ടിഘോഷിച്ച 20 ലക്ഷത്തിൽ സാധാരണ ജനങ്ങൾക്കായി മാറ്റിവച്ച തുക ഭിക്ഷ കൊടുക്കുന്നതുപോലെയായി.  ജന്മനാടുകളിലേക്ക്‌ കാൽനടയായി പലായനം ചെയ്ത അതിഥിത്തൊഴിലാളികളുടെ ചിത്രം മനസ്സിൽനിന്ന് മായുംമുമ്പുതന്നെ ഇന്ധനവില മൂന്നാഴ്‌ചയ്‌ക്കുള്ളിൽ 22 തവണ ഉയർത്തി. ഓരോ ദിവസത്തെയും വർധന ചെറുതാണ് — 20 പൈസ മുതൽ […]
June 29, 2020

COVID Resetting the Politics and Money in Sports | Policy Beyond Politics EP 5

In this episode of #PolicyBeyondPolitics #CPPRIndia Chairman, Dr D Dhanuraj talks to Leslie Xavier, Senior Fellow (Sports Policies), CPPR and Editor (Sports), Newsclick.in on the impact of COVID on sports. COVID has economically impacted athletes and various sporting events around […]

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