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

March 19, 2019

Economic Empowerment of Kerala’s Fishermen: Need for Change in the Role of Matsyafed

Kerala boasts of its much-touted Model of Development with rapid progress in socio-economic conditions, yet the fishermen community of the state is not able to make a tantamount progress in social and economic development. The poverty, due to the continuum […]
March 19, 2019

Development and Economy Seminar

*The news story published on Deshabhimani, Kochi about the 2-day Vikasarth round table conference
March 14, 2019

Elections 2019 — the Stakes are High in West Bengal

(Photo Courtesy – OneIndia Bengali) The past couple of months have seen West Bengal emerging as a battlefield between the central and the state government, putting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at loggerheads. The […]
March 11, 2019

Assessing the Performance of PMKSY and PMFBY Amid the Ongoing Agrarian Crisis

(Photo Courtesy –moneycontrol.com) by Sai Prasanna, Research Intern, CPPR The budget speech of 2018 stressed the Central Government’s commitment to double farmers’ income by 2022.While critics have suggested this as an unrealistic goal, the government was confident in achieving the […]
February 27, 2019

India-Japan Conference – ‘Indo-Japan ties needed to tackle China’s Rise’

*The news story published on Deccan Chronicle, Kochi about the 2-day India-Japan International Conference round the theme ‘India and Japan: Growing Partnership and Opportunities for Cooperation’. 
February 27, 2019

India-Japan Conference – India-Japan Co-operation to balance China’s Dominance Assertiveness

*The news story published on Malayala Manorama, Kochi about the 2-day India-Japan International Conference round the theme ‘India and Japan: Growing Partnership and Opportunities for Cooperation’. The conference was hosted by the CPPR – Centre for Strategic Studies, Kochi in collaboration […]
February 6, 2019

The Conundrum in Chhattisgarh’s Agricultural Sector

(Photo Courtesy – Livemint.com) Agriculture is the mainstay of the Indian economy, with 54.6 percent of the population engaged in agriculture or allied activities. According to Census 2011, agriculture along with fisheries and forestry account for 17 percent of the […]
February 4, 2019

Gauging the Electoral Mood in Haryana

(Photo Courtesy – newsx.com) The largest democracy in the world is just three months away from electing the 17th Lok Sabha (LS) in the General Elections of 2019. Sensing from the nation’s mood, the 2019 elections would be region-specific, unlike […]
February 2, 2019

Union Budget 2019 : Populist Move before the Election

(Photo Courtesy Financial Express) Though the speculation of whether it would be a full-fledged budget, or an interim budget was put to rest earlier, after the interim Finance Minister Piyush Goyal’s budget speech, it turned out to be an electioneering […]