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

May 19, 2016

“Communalism into the forefront?”; Analysis of Kerala Assembly Election 2016 by Prof KC Abraham

Prof KC Abraham, Political Science Professor and Academic Director of Centre for Public Policy Research talks about how communalism plays a major role in the Kerala Assembly Election 2016
May 19, 2016

“What does the future looks like for left parties in Kerala and in Indian national politics”: Dr D Dhanuraj

Dr D Dhanuraj, Chairman of Centre for Public Policy Research talks about “What does the future looks like for left parties in Kerala and in Indian national politics”. This video was taken as part of original video series by Center […]
May 18, 2016

Game Changer 2016 An analysis of Kerala Assembly Election by Dr D Dhanuraj

Dr D Dhanuraj, Chairman of Centre for Public Policy Research gives a analysis of Kerala Assembly Election 2016
May 18, 2016

Unbecoming of exit polls for Kerala

Dr D Dhanuraj, Chairman of Centre for Public Policy Research; writes about the various exit polls on the back drop of Kerala Assembly Election 2016 Read more about this in our blog Unbecoming of exit polls for Kerala    
May 16, 2016

Anxiety over the Impending Kerala Verdict

Prof KC Abraham, Academic Director of Centre for Public Policy Research; gives a Political analysis of the Kerala Assembly election 2016. Read more about this in our blog Anxiety over the Impending Kerala Verdict  
May 16, 2016

Of Casting the Caste?

By Elizabeth Edison* Kerala is preparing for yet another clash of the clans. For a state whose vote bank is fundamentally divided by religious, regional, and communal differences, predicting Kerala’s 2016 election results is indeed a tough nut to crack. […]
May 13, 2016

Of Reiterating the Tainted- Will corruption play a “pull down” factor?

  By Elizabeth Edison & Dr D. Dhanuraj*   Kerala has been the hot bed for a number of alleged scams and corruption for the last two years. The bar scam and solar scam continued to make headlines every day […]
May 10, 2016

Perverted communal politics of Kerala

Dr D Dhanuraj, Chairman, Centre for Public Policy Research writes about the upcoming Kerala Election 2016, and how the equation changes with the entry of the BJP lead NDA in this election. Read more about this in our blog Perverted communal politics […]
May 9, 2016

Activity oriented learning – An evaluation

By Dr D Dhanuraj[1] Dr Lekshmi R Nair[2] School-level education in Kerala has for long been considered as a benchmark for the rest of the country. At the same time, despite being championed as a State with a high literacy […]