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

May 28, 2020

Some COVID Thoughts

A PDS Discussion (May 23)One could see long queues these days not only in front of the BEVCO outlets but also in front of the Ration Shops (PDS). As a public policy researcher, I was curious to understand the reasons […]
May 27, 2020

Economic Package or COVID Budget?

The lockdown in India has impacted the movement of goods and people across districts and states. It has adversely affected their income, particularly of the poor, and thereby their purchasing power. The announcement of the 20 lakh crore package made […]
May 27, 2020

Indian Migrants in the Gulf: Coping with the Double Blow of Oil Price Collapse and COVID-19

CPPR-ICWA hosted a Webinar on ‘Indian Migrants in the Gulf: Coping with the Double Blow of Oil Price Collapse and COVID-19’ on May 14, 2020. The session was moderated by Amb. Navdeep Suri (Distinguished Fellow and Director of the Center […]
May 26, 2020

Structural Challenges in Reaping Demographic Dividends of India

As India is fighting the COVID pandemic and going through an unprecedented economic situation, the Prime Minister has envisioned to focus on five pillars for rebuilding the country. India’s youth is said to be the fourth pillar in rebuilding the […]
May 25, 2020

Small-scale fishers thrive under new pricing system

A study done by CPPR titled ‘Empowerment of Kerala’s fishermen: Need for change in the role of Matsyafed’ by Sara John and Nimmish Sany quoted in a news article published in The Times of India Harbour management societies floated to […]
May 25, 2020

The Gulf Boomerang: India’s Biggest Reverse Migration From A World Devastated By COVID-19

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in cover story published in the Outlook magazine on the stories about the return of lakhs of Non-Resident Keralites from the Middle-East only to stare at an uncertain future. He comments “Despite its love […]
May 22, 2020

Will India be at the Vanguard of Vaccine Development?

The global pandemic has reinstated the importance of having a strong vaccine ecosystem to foster the development of quick and efficacious vaccines. Globally, India leads in manufacturing processes of vaccines; however, it has a very limited role in the development […]
May 22, 2020

സാമ്പത്തിക പാക്കേജ്: ഒരു വിലയിരുത്തൽ

കോവിഡ്-19 വൻ  പ്രത്യാഘാതങ്ങൾ  സൃഷിട്ടിക്കുമെന്ന തിരിച്ചറിവാണല്ലോ 20  ലക്ഷം കോടി  രൂപയുടെ പാക്കേജ് പ്രഖ്യാപിക്കാൻ പ്രധാനമന്ത്രിയെ പ്രേരിപ്പിച്ചത്. മൈലുകളോളം നടന്നവശരായി തളർന്നു റെയിൽവേ ട്രാക്കിൽ ഉറങ്ങി ജീവിതം ഹോമിച്ച അഥിതി തൊഴിലാളികളുടെ പിൻഗാമികളിൽ  ആശയുടെ കിരണങ്ങൾ മൊട്ടിട്ടു. ദൈനം-ദിന ജീവിതം കൂട്ടിമുട്ടിക്കുന്ന മറ്റു പാവപ്പെട്ടവർക്ക്  പ്രതീക്ഷയുടെ വാതായനം തുറക്കപ്പെട്ടു .എല്ലാ കോണുകളിലും നല്ലൊരു നാളെയെ ഓർത്തു […]
May 20, 2020

COVID-19: Kerala changes tack, not to test expats after seven days

Senior Fellow at CPPR Dr Rijo M John, comments in a article published in The New Indian Express on the Kerala testing of returning expatriates. In a change from its earlier stand, Kerala seems to have decided not to test […]

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