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

November 23, 2020

Kochi turning into retirement destination for elderly citizens

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a article published in The Times of India, on the many elderly citizens returning to the city for a retirement life. He comments “government and business community should work together to address the […]
November 23, 2020

An out of work state

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj and Senior Fellow (Finance) comments in a article published in The New Indian Express The Periodic Labour Force Survey recently released by the Union Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (excluding North Eastern states barring […]
November 18, 2020

Amendment to Kerala Police Act and its Implications on Free Speech

This article comments on the proposed amendment to the Kerala Police Act, 2011 which seeks to penalise threatening or defamatory speech. The broad and vague wording of the provision  makes it susceptible to be used for muzzling dissent and free […]
November 17, 2020

Production Linked Scheme | The objectives and objections

Nissy Solomon and Dr D Dhanuraj Ahead of the festival season, the Union Finance Minister announced the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme worth Rs 1.45 lakh-crore to 10 key sectors with the objective to attract investments, drive domestic manufacturing, create […]
November 10, 2020

Post Poll Analysis: Bihar Assembly Election 2020 #DecodingThePolls

Watch Post Poll Analysis of Bihar Assembly Election 2020 by Dr D Dhanuraj, Chairman, CPPR and Gouthan KA, Project Associate, CPPR, on outcomes and its implications for the state and the nation.
November 9, 2020

മുതൽ മുടക്കാൻ വെറും 5 ലക്ഷത്തിൽ താഴെ മതി, വരൂ നാനോ സംരംഭം തുടങ്ങാം

മഹാമാരി സൃഷ്ടിച്ച പ്രതിസന്ധി അവസരമാക്കി മുന്നോട്ടു പോകുകയാണ് വേണ്ടത്. വരും നാളുകൾ കൂടുതൽ കഠിനമാകാനാണ് സാധ്യത. തൊഴിൽ നഷ്ടപ്പെട്ടവരും വരുമാനം കുറഞ്ഞവരും പുതിയ മേച്ചിൽ പുറങ്ങൾ അന്വേഷിക്കേണ്ടിവരും. എന്നാലും പുതിയ തൊഴിൽ അനാകർഷകമായ ശമ്പളമായിരിക്കും നൽകുക. ജീവിതത്തിന്റെ രണ്ടറ്റവും കൂട്ടിമുട്ടിക്കാൻ പാടുപെടേണ്ടി വരുമെന്നർത്ഥം. ഈ സാഹചര്യത്തിൽ ‘സ്വയം തൊഴിൽ’ (Self employment) നൽകുന്ന അനന്ത സാദ്ധ്യതകൾ […]
November 6, 2020

Bihar Assembly Election 2020: An Analysis of Electoral Trends, Political Landscape & Caste Equations

With the #BiharAssemblyElection inching into a climax, the situation at the ground seems to be more complex than ever. In this episode of #DecodingthePolls Goutham K A(Project Associate, CPPR) and Rohit V Kumar (Research Intern, CPPR) gives a comprehensive and […]
November 5, 2020

Lack of Socio-Economic Data Disrupts Public Policy Making in Tamil Nadu

The article analyses the existing structural lacunae in the Tamil Nadu economy for decades. It also attempts to show how independent academic debates and discussions become impossible without comprehensive socio-economic data, not putting it in the public domain and its […]
October 29, 2020

കേരള കോൺഗ്രസ്(എം)ന്‍റെ മുന്നണിമാറ്റം എൽഡിഎഫിന് ഗുണകരമാകുമോ?

by ഡി. ധനുരാജ് & ഗൗതം കെ.എ. അനിശ്ചിതത്വങ്ങൾക്കും അഭ്യൂഹങ്ങൾക്കുമൊടുവിൽ കേരള കോൺഗ്രസ്(എം) തങ്ങളുടെ ഏറ്റവും പുതിയ രാഷ്ട്രീയനിലപാട് പ്രഖ്യാപിച്ചിരിക്കുന്നു. നാല് പതിറ്റാണ്ടുകൾക്ക് ശേഷം വീണ്ടും ഇടതുപക്ഷത്തേക്ക്. 2016 നിയമസഭാ തിരഞ്ഞെടുപ്പിന് ശേഷം തുടങ്ങിയ അഞ്ചുവർഷം നീണ്ട രാഷ്ട്രീയനാടകത്തിന് ഒരു  പരിസമാപ്തിയും. ജോസ് കെ. മാണിയുടെ നേതൃത്വത്തിലുള്ള കേരള കോൺഗ്രസ്(എം)ന്‍റെ മുന്നണി പ്രവേശനത്തോടുകൂടി  മധ്യതിരുവിതാംകൂറിലെ രാഷ്ട്രീയ […]

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