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.


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June 20, 2020

Indian Parliament going online | Policy Beyond Politics EP 04

It is time to leverage on our technological prowess and ensure the legislative business continues unhindered during the pandemic. In this episode of #PolicyBeyondPolitics, Dr D Dhanuraj (Chairman, CPPR) and Chakshu Roy, (Heads the outreach team and leads legislator and […]
June 16, 2020

മദ്യഉപഭോഗ സംസ്ക്കാരവും ‘ആപ്’ സംവിധാനങ്ങളും

മദ്യത്തെ ഒരിക്കലും പ്രോത്സാഹിപ്പിക്കാൻ ഉദേശിച്ചുള്ളതല്ല ഈ കുറിപ്പ്. മറിച്ച്, ആപ് പോലുള്ള സംവിധാനങ്ങളിലൂടെ ഒരു മദ്യഉപഭോഗ സംസ്കാരം വളർത്തിയെടുക്കുകയും, സാവധാനം ബോധവത്കരണത്തിലൂടെ മദ്യവർജ്ജനമോ അതിനു സമാനമായ അവസ്ഥയോ സൃഷ്ടിച്ചെടുത്ത് വ്യക്തികളുടെ ധനകാര്യ മാനേജ്മെന്റ്റ് മെച്ചപ്പെടുത്തുകയെന്ന ലക്ഷ്യമാണ് ഈ കുറിപ്പിന്റെ ഉദ്ദേശ്യം.   ഡോ: മാർട്ടിൻ പാട്രിക് മദ്യനിരോധനം നമ്മുടെ നാട്ടിൽ വളരെയേറെ കാലമായി മുഴങ്ങി   കേൾക്കുന്ന […]
June 15, 2020

Rapid increase in COVID spread in India

Dr Rijo M John, Senior fellow at CPPR was part of a discussion on COVID-19 in Manorama News malayalam news channel. This discussion was aired in Manorama News on June 12, 2020
June 12, 2020

Rights & Responsibilities of Elected Representatives in changing situation like COVID | Policy Beyond Politics

In this part of Policy Beyond Politics, CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj and Dr Harisankar K. Sathyapalan, Research Fellow (International Law and Dispute Settlement), CPPR discuss the Rights and Responsibilities that need to be followed by Elected representatives in a […]
June 12, 2020

Rights & Responsibilities of Elected Representatives in changing situation like COVID | Policy Beyond Politics EP 03

In this part of Policy Beyond Politics, CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj and Dr Harisankar K. Sathyapalan, Research Fellow (International Law and Dispute Settlement), CPPR discuss the Rights and Responsibilities that need to be followed by Elected representatives in a […]
June 10, 2020

“Present trend shows the number of COVID cases will reach 6 lakhs by June end”

Dr Rijo M John, Senior fellow at CPPR was part of a discussion on COVID-19 in Asianet News malayalam news channel. He projects 6,00,000 COVID cases in India by June end. Testing rates must improve to keep pace with cases. This discussion […]
June 10, 2020

Online education ‘first bell’ started / school teacher became online celebrity in Kerala , 39 lakh people have seen their lecture on YouTube

CPPR Chairman Dr Dhanuraj comments in a article published in Dainik Bhaskar on the recently started ‘first bell’ online education. He says ” Online class cannot replace the actual class. The online courses have been accepted in higher education, but it […]
June 8, 2020

“Positive Steps towards Revival of Economy in the COVID-19 Era”

The South Asia Students For Liberty (SASFL) in association with the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) hosted a live webinar on “Positive Steps towards Revival of Economy in the COVID-19 Era” on May 29, 2020. The panellists were Ms […]
June 8, 2020

Why the One-Sided Evaluation Against WHO Will Undermine Science and Evidence

This article was originally published on The Wire Science on May 25, 2020. Click here to read Nithin Ramakrishnan The assembly hall of the Palace of Nations, Geneva, where the World Health Assembly usually meets. Photo: Tom Page/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA […]

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