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.


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.

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November 17, 2019

Event Report: America with Kerala Kozhikode Workshop

The Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), Kochi, with the support from the U.S. Consulate General in Chennai and the Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) organized a three-day workshop in Kozhikode from October 22–24, 2019. A two-day workshop on […]
November 13, 2019

Post Ayodhya Verdict: It is a void and vaccum but also an opportunity for a new political narrative |CPPR Political Observatory

In this part of CPPR Political Observatory we discuss the unfolding political dynamics post Maharashtra Elections, RCEP Exit and Ayodhya Verdict. The Indian politics is fast changing. There is a void created now in the political discourse on the topics […]
November 8, 2019

Disaster Communication: The Role of Media | Panel Discussion | America with Kerala

Panel Discussion on Disaster Communication: The Role of Media at ‘America with Kerala’ workshop organised by the US Consulate General in Chennai and Centre for Public Policy Research, Kochi, in association with the Kerala State Disaster Management Authority at Kozhikode […]
November 1, 2019

America with Kerala Kozhikode Media Citations

Media Citation of America with Kerala workshop held on October 22-24 at Kozhikode
October 30, 2019

Fractured Mandate in Maharashtra and Haryana: Are we seeing the dawn of BJPs coalition experiment?

This part of CPPR’s Election analysis series, ‘Decoding the Polls’, Dr D Dhanuraj, Chairman, CPPR analyse the outcome of the Maharashtra and Haryana election results
October 24, 2019

Kerala bypolls 2019: What does this result say about state and national governments?

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj was part of a panel discussion of Manorama News. This discussion was aired on October 24, 2019
October 22, 2019

What influenced the mandate development or community?

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj was part of a panel discussion of Manorama News. This discussion was aired on October 22, 2019
October 17, 2019

Maharashtra Elections 2019: Fadnavis has his ticket to National Politics

This part of CPPR’s Election analysis series, ‘Decoding the Polls’ we explore how the seat sharing agreement between political parties in Maharashtra will pan out and how it will impact the outcome of the Maharashtra State Assembly Elections. We also […]
October 14, 2019

Corridor will have a positive effect: ADB

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a news article published in The Times of India. Kochi: According to Asian Development Bank (ADB), industrial corridors will have a positive effect on the country’s economy, acting as an economic corridor that […]

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