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

February 23, 2018

Assembly Elections 2018: Will Tripura Change its Hues?

Anupama Ghosh (Research Intern, CPPR) writes about the waxing and waning of the various political parties in the electoral fray in Tripura and the major challenges confronting the northeastern state in her blog piece, ‘Assembly Elections 2018: Will Tripura Change […]
February 19, 2018

Parliamentarians from the UK and India Discuss Nuances of Parliamentary Democracy in Kochi

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) presented a discussion titled Future of Parliamentary Democracy on February 15, 2018, at Kochi. A panel consisting of selected Members of Parliament from the United Kingdom and India came together to discuss issues surrounding […]
February 15, 2018

Watch Live Streaming of Interactive session on “Future of of Parliamentary Democracy”

Centre for Public Policy Research hosting Shri NK Premachandran MP and The Parliamentary Delegation from CPA UK for a interactive session on “Future of of Parliamentary Democracy”
February 13, 2018

Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board: A Frankenstein’s monster or economy’s saviour?

Like the previous budget, the present budget can also be termed a ‘KIIFB budget’, as many of the proposed projects will be routed through KIIFB The Economic Review 2017–18 tabled in the Assembly on February 1, 2018, highlighted the critical […]
February 13, 2018

Welcome to Ernakulam,how do you do?; The New Indian Express, February 12, 2018

KOCHI: While Ernakulam district has witnessed the highest number of foreign tourist arrivals (FTA) in Kerala over the years, recent studies by the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) unveiled serious discrepancies in the data released by the Kerala Tourism […]
February 13, 2018

Functioning without a classification; The New Indian Express, February 12, 2018

    By Express News Service | The New Indian Express | 11th February 2018 KOCHI: Even though Ernakulam is popular for its attractive homestays, only a few of them have obtained the classification given by the Tourism Department. The study conducted […]
February 8, 2018

Time for Additional Fundamental Duties?

‘Time for Additional Fundamental Duties?’ blog by Ispita Mishra is Research Assistant at CPPR. Click here to read
February 8, 2018

Kerala government’s claim on its tourism sector is inflated; The New Indian Express, February 7, 2018

By Rajesh Abraham | Express News Service | 07th February 2018 KOCHI: In a big blow to Kerala’s tourism sector, a new research has found most claims by the state government that the sector constitutes 10 per cent of the state’s […]
February 7, 2018

‘Democratic Capitalism Only Hope of Lifting Everybody out of Poverty’ Dr Arthur C Brooks

In a talk peppered with personal anecdotes and humour, Dr Arthur C Brooks, president of the American Enterprises Institute (AEI), an influential Washington-based public policy think-tank, elaborated the role of democratic capitalism in lifting 2 billion people out of poverty. […]