Winter School on Public Policy Research Methods, the prestigious programme of Centre for Public Policy Research is on to its third edition on 10th January 2014. We have the privilege of having Mr C.J Mathew, Commissioner of Customs & Central Excise at Government of India to inaugurate the Winter School on the same day. Winter School 2014 is a joint initiative of CPPR and Atlas Economic Research Foundation (Atlas Network), USA with an aim to develop key research skills among policy researchers throughout the world. A truly global programme, Winter School 2014 have 12 participants representing 11 countries of Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Malaysia, Morocco, Nepal, Nigeria, Poland and Tajikistan. This unique programme will help them to serve their respective countries after undergoing training in research skills and methodology. This years Winter School will have the best of bureaucrats, policy makers, academicians, statisticians business consultants and other experts in the field of public policy and research.

The Inaugural function starts at 7:00 pm at Riviera Suites, Thevara, Kochi, Kerala preceded by Welcoming of the Winter School 2014 participants. This will be followed by Dinner.

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Mr C J Mathew IRS started off his career with Tata Finance Ltd, Mumbai and then entered into Indian Revenue Service on 1988.He was posted as Asst Collector of Central Excise (Madurai), Asst Collector of Customs (Mangalore), Asst. Director, Revenue Intelligence (Mangalore), and Deputy Secretary to Government of India, Central Vigilance Commission, Additional Commissioner of Customs (Cochin), Development Commissioner (Cochin Special Economic Zone).He served as Secretary of Council for Clean India – initiative of Shri N Vittal and then served as Central Vigilance Commissioner. He is a regular lecturer at IIM Bangalore and conduct courses on Indirect Taxation for MBA programme of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. Currently he is working as Commissioner of Customs & Central Excise at Government of India.

For further details on the programme please Click here … CPPR-Atlas Winter School 2014

To know about the Winter School 2014 participants. Click here. CPPR-Atlas Winter School 2014 Participants