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

October 11, 2012

Efficient Waste Management in Schools, June 2009

By Nabila Haniph The problem with garbage is that it’s a sum zero game. Garbage has to go somewhere but nobody wants it in their backyard. It’s as if trash is deposited in the garbage can and somehow it’s supposed […]
October 11, 2012

A study of Corporation System of Cochin, June 2010

By Vinod Dharmarajan Corporation of Cochin is the municipal corporation that manages the Kochi. The City is divided into 71 administrative wards from which the members of the Council are elected. The Council headed by the Mayor manages the affairs […]
October 6, 2012

The Impact of NREGA on Rural-Urban Migration: Field survey of Villupuram District, Tamil Nadu, June 2008

By Naomi Jacob This paper studies whether the National Rural Employement Guarantee Act can have an impact on rural urban migration, if implemented as per the criteria mentioned above, what is the impact of the decrease in such migration and […]
October 5, 2012

The PDS System in Kerala:A Review, June 2008

By Shruthi Cyriac, Vishishta Sam & Naomi Jacob The paper is an attempt to study the PDS system in Kerala-often referred to as the ‘Kerala Model’ of implementation of the food security programme which subsidises consumers and procures grain from […]
October 5, 2012

The Micro credit and Rural Micro enterprise scenario in Kerala: A study on Kudumbashree’, July 2008

By Shruthi Cyriac The activities of ‘NUTRIMIX’ PRODUCTION and GOAT REARING are studied in this paper. Nutrimix is a baby food supplement and Kudumbashree women are actively involved in the production and supply of this commodity to the ‘anganwadis’ (government […]
October 5, 2012

A Study on the Implementation of Vishaka Guidelines in Universities in Kerala, July 2008

By Vishishta Sam This study explores the interpretation and implementation of the Vishaka Guidelines by the universities in Kerala and also examines and suggests possible changes within the current frame work of the University towards effective implementation of the Vishakha […]
October 4, 2012

Uneconomic schools of Kerala

By D. Dhanuraj This is a study which brings out the condition of governement and aided schools in Kerala and explores the reasons behind the increase in the number of ‘uneconomic schools’ as defined by the Government. To View the […]
October 4, 2012

Traditional Fishermen Folk In Kerala & Their Livelihood Issues

By D. Dhanuraj The God’s own country is known for her ravishing beauty and hospitality nature. The potential in the tourism segment has been emphasised over the years. Lakes, rivers, ponds and lagoons supplement this argument along with the food […]
October 4, 2012

Pragmatic Paradigm of Setting up Schools- Kerala Experience, June 2007

By Madhu S and D. Dhanuraj This paper seeks to analyse how the Kerala Education Rules, framed on the sidelines of the Act of 1957, helps in reality for the setting up of schools in Kerala which helped the establishment […]