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 2, 2020

RERA and IBC: The real solutions for real estate

Recent announcements by the FM involving financial stimulus for the revival of the real estate sector are nothing but a reaffirmation of the importance of the sector. Estimates by the NITI Aayog show that the sector has a size of […]
December 23, 2019

Manorama News: Discussion on Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019 Result

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj was part of the panel discussion analysing the Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019 results. This discussion was aired on the Manorama News Channel on December 23, 2019.
December 23, 2019

An impact assessment to understand the impact of the National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL)

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) is conducting an impact assessment to understand the impact of the National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) among its stakeholders from the institutions enrolled as Local Chapters in India. This project is executed on […]
December 22, 2019

An Exploratory Study on the State of Health insurance Schemes in Kerala

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) is assisting the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi on an exploratory study on the state of health insurance schemes in Kerala. The study intends to understand the status and operations […]
December 21, 2019

Jharakhand elections 2019: A curtain call for all parties involved

This episode of #DecodingThePolls delves into Jharkhand elections were the last phase of polling concluded yesterday . This election is a battle of prestige for the JMM considering their waning fortunes since 2014. With 3 phases of the election happening […]
December 11, 2019

Gauging the political pulse during these turbulent times | CPPR Political Observatory |

Amidst a dismal economic climate, crisis of governance at the states level and a waning democratic culture, is the contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill indicative of the emergence of a new and self serving political narrative?
December 3, 2019

Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019

Tansgender is defined as a person whose gender does not match with the gender assigned to that person at the time of his/her birth. Tansgender includes trans man or trans woman, a person with intersex variations, queer and a person […]
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 […]