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.


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September 14, 2020

ഫാഷൻ ഗോൾഡ് നിക്ഷേപത്തട്ടിപ്പ്: ഇനിയെങ്കിലും വേണം ഈ തിരിച്ചറിവ്

വൻനേട്ടം കിട്ടുമെന്നു കരുതി നിക്ഷേപിക്കുന്ന രംഗത്തെക്കുറിച്ച് യാതൊന്നും അറിയാതെ ആരോടെങ്കിലുമുള്ള അമിത വിശ്വാസത്തിൽ നിക്ഷേപം നടത്തുന്നത് നിർത്താം.പ്രത്യേകിച്ച് മഹാമാരി പടരുന്ന ഇക്കാലത്ത്. അപ്പോൾ ഉയരുന്ന ചോദ്യം സമ്പാദ്യത്തിന്റെ സുരക്ഷിത താവളങ്ങൾ ഏതൊക്കെയെന്നതാണ്. ഇവിടെ നിക്ഷേപത്തോട് കരുതലും സൂക്ഷ്മതയുമാണ് വേണ്ടത്. ഇത് രണ്ടുമുള്ള സമ്പാദ്യ മാർഗങ്ങൾ ഏതൊക്കെയാണെന്ന് പരിശോധിക്കാം.  സ്ഥിര  നിക്ഷേപം   ഒരു പ്രത്യേക കാലയളവിലേക്കായി നിക്ഷേപിക്കുന്ന […]
September 10, 2020

CPPR Virtual Launch and Discussion on the Book, “Kerala Dhanakaryam” by Dr Jose Sebastian

Centre for Public Policy Research hosted Virtual Launch and Discussion on the Book, “Kerala Dhanakaryam” on September 10, 2020 at 6:00PM.The speakers for the session were Dr Jose Sebastian, Senior Fellow (Finance), CPPR and Dr Martin Patrick, Chief Economist, CPPR. […]
September 9, 2020

Challenges of Productive Employment Creation in India

During the last eight months, the world has been confronted with an unprecedented catastrophic health crisis in the form of COVID-19 pandemic. It has irrefutably reminded every society across the world to be more open and kind to each other […]
September 9, 2020

COVID-19 Impact Survey

This news report is on the COVID-19 Impact Survey conducted by CPPR published in the Malayala Manorama on September 9, 2020.
September 9, 2020

Kerala is Super; says Survey

This news report is on the COVID-19 Impact Survey conducted by CPPR published in the Deshabhimani on September 9, 2020.
September 9, 2020

കോവിഡ് പ്രതിരോധത്തിൽ കേരളീയര്‍ ഏറെ സംതൃപ്തര്‍

കൊച്ചി ആസ്ഥാനമായി പ്രവർത്തിക്കുന്ന സെന്റർ ഫോർ പബ്ലിക് പോളിസി റിസർച്ച് ഇന്ത്യയിലെ പ്രധാന സംസ്‌ഥാനങ്ങളെ ഉൾപ്പെടുത്തി നടത്തിയ ‘കോവിഡ്-19 സ്വാധീന സർവ്വേ’ യിൽ മഹാമാരിക്കെതിരെ സംസ്ഥാന സർക്കാരുകൾ സ്വീകരിച്ച പ്രതിരോധ നടപടികളിൽ കേരളത്തിൽ നിന്നുള്ളവർ വലിയ സംതൃപ്തി പ്രകടിപ്പിച്ചതായി കണ്ടെത്തി. കോവിഡ്-19ന്‍റെ പശ്ചാത്തലത്തിൽ ജനങ്ങളുടെ തയ്യാറെടുപ്പുകളെക്കുറിച്ചും, പ്രതിസന്ധിയെ ഗവൺമെന്റ് എങ്ങനെ നേരിടുന്നു എന്ന അവരുടെ കാഴ്ചപ്പാടുകൾ […]
September 9, 2020

Keralites happy with govt’s response to the pandemic

Keralites were happier with their state government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic among all the major states in India, according to a Covid-19 impact survey conducted by the Kochi-based Centre for Public Policy Research.The report spotlighted Covid-19-related perceptions, precautionary behaviours, […]
September 9, 2020

Keralites happy with state govt’s Covid efforts: Survey

The Covid-19 impact survey conducted by the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) found that the respondents from Kerala expressed the highest degree of satisfaction with their state government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, among all the major states in […]
September 7, 2020

CPPR COVID-19 Impact Survey

“The adverse impact of the pandemic on the economy is widely perceived to be more severe than its impact as a health crisis.”, reveals COVID-19 Impact Survey conducted by the Centre for Public Policy Research, a public policy think tank […]

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