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

December 24, 2020

Decoding The Polls: ‘Post Poll Analysis of the Kerala Local Body Elections’

Date & Time: 17th December, 2020 at 06:030 PM IST Venue: Zoom Online Meeting Platform Host : Goutham KA Panellists: Prof. Dr G Gopa Kumar, Prof. KC Abraham, Dr D Dhanuraj Proceedings Report About the Event: The Centre for Public […]
December 23, 2020

A New Face, A New Hope, A New Era – Bihar Welcomes Tejashwi Yadav

The 2020 Assembly elections of Bihar was nothing short of a rollercoaster journey, as the Nation witnessed the first State going to polls in the midst of a prevailing global pandemic. This article focuses on addressing the rise of Tejashwi […]
December 19, 2020

Modi’s Saffron Party Steers the ‘Double Engine Sarkar’ to Victory in Bihar

In what was seen as a nail-biter of an election in Bihar, several narratives received spotlight, several legacies altered and most importantly, the rarity and significance of Assembly elections in India being reinstated. This article addresses the National Democratic Alliance’s […]
December 17, 2020

Decoding the Polls: Post poll analysis of Kerala Local Body Election 2020

Centre for Public Policy Research hosted a live discussion analysing the results of Kerala Local Body Election 2020 on December 17, 2020. The Panelists for the session was Prof. Dr G Gopakumar, leading Political Scientist and Psephologist, former Vice Chancellor […]
December 11, 2020

Decoding The Polls: ‘Analysis of Kerala Local Body Elections 2020’

Date & Time: 7th December, 2020 at 08:00 PM IST Venue: Zoom Online Meeting Platform Host : Goutham K. A. Moderator: Prof: K.C. Abraham  Panellists: Prof. Dr. G. Gopa Kumar, Dr. D. Dhanuraj Proceedings Report About the Event: The Centre […]
December 7, 2020

#DecodingThePolls: Analysing Kerala Local Body Elections 2020

Centre for Public Policy Research hosted a live discussion analysing the Kerala Local Body Election 2020. The Panelists for the session was Prof. Dr G Gopakumar, leading Political Scientist and Psephologist, former Vice Chancellor of the Central University of Kerala […]
November 28, 2020

Dissecting Madhya Pradesh’s Political Climate Part II – The Election Narrative

With the Congress being completely dominated by the BJP in most of the 28 constituencies that went to by-polls in Madhya Pradesh, hopes of the party returning to power in the next Assembly elections have certainly diminished by a large […]
November 27, 2020

Dissecting Madhya Pradesh’s Political Climate Part I – The Defection Narrative

Madhya Pradesh’s political crisis has been at its peak since early 2020 with the dramatic political defection by Jyotiraditya Scindia and 25 MLAs from the Indian National Congress (INC) to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that led to the fall […]
November 25, 2020

ആശങ്കയുണർത്തി കേരളത്തിന്‍റെ പൊതുകടം

ആശങ്കയുണർത്തി കേരളത്തിന്‍റെ പൊതുകടം (Kerala’s Public Debt a Serious Concern) വർധിപ്പിക്കേണ്ടത് പൊതുവിഭവ സമാഹരണം (State should increase public resource mobilisation) This two part article published in Deepika Malayalam Newspaper, written by Dr Jose Sebastian Senior Fellow (Finance), CPPR; highlights the issue of […]

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