Centre for Comparative Studies

June 8, 2017

Project on Model Shops and Establishment Act

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) is conducting a study on the Model Shops and Establishments Act, approved by the Union Government in 2016. The Act aims to improve the working conditions of workers, create more job opportunities for women […]
November 24, 2016

Is Communist Kerala apathetic to Ease of Doing Business?

By Madhu S* “Economic progress cannot be achieved without industrial progress.” The saying of the great social reformer Sree Narayana Guru was quoted by the Finance Minister (FM) of Kerala, Dr Thomas Issac, during this year’s budget speech. He may […]
November 3, 2016

Making Sense of Ease of Doing Business Rankings

By Madhu Sivaraman* The latest of World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) Rankings has given a rude shock to the Government of India. It has belied the Centre’s year long efforts to improve things on the ground especially since […]
July 18, 2016

The 24/7 Rule and the safety question

By Madhu S* The Centre has placed the reform ball in states court pushing for a liberalised regime through the model Shops and Establishment Act to allow shops to open 24/7. PM Modi has already given a strong reasoning with […]
March 31, 2016

Green Rules Need to be Simplified: Kerala Industries Principal Secretary

Green Rules Need to be Simplified: Kerala Industries Principal Secretary By Express News Service Published: 13th March 2016 04:36 AM Last Updated: 13th March 2016 04:36 AM KOCHI:  The rules pertaining to environmental clearance for facilitating industrial projects have been […]
March 31, 2016

Human Resources reform for India’s Industry and Business

By Seppi Sebastian*, Assoc CIPD With the world’s fourth largest economy and with the strongest potential to be the third largest over the next decades, India is poised to take a leadership role in international business. In fact, with an […]
March 19, 2016

Seminar on Opening up Higher Education Sector in Kerala: Way Forward

Centre for Public Policy Research and Centre for Economy, Development and Law will be conducting a Seminar on Opening up Higher Education Sector in Kerala: Way Forward. This event is organised as a part of the Centre’s initiative known as […]
March 19, 2016

Breaking Business Barriers: South India Conclave day 2

Date: March 12 Organizers: Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR); British High Commission (BHC); and the Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC) Venue: Radisson Blu, Kochi Kochi: “Kerala’s LSG’s are the most powerful in the country,” claimed PH Kurian, Principal […]
January 25, 2016

CPPR scholars share research-backed insights in DIC, KSIDC conference on Ease of Doing Business

  Pradipti Jayaram Even as the Kerala Government goes out of its way to court investors and attract businesses, according to the recent World Bank report on doing business, the State assumed the 18th spot in ease of doing business among […]
January 22, 2016

Conference on “Ease of doing Business in Kerala”

The Directorate of Industries and Commerce is organising a Conference on Ease of doing Business – Measures to Improve Kerala’s Ranking in association with Centre for Public Policy Research. The event is organized in partnership with Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC) and […]
January 9, 2016

Seminar on ‘Ease of Doing Business In Uttar Pradesh’

  The Ease of Doing Business is a very current and recurring theme these days. The latest report by the World Bank positions India at 130th Rank. The current government wants to support the activities of the state governments in […]
December 16, 2015

The Bankruptcy Code for India – A step to ease ‘Doing Business’?

  By Archana Mavanur* India is ranked 130 of the 189 countries by the World Bank on ease of doing business scale. The regulatory requirement in place to start and operate a business in India includes a list of approvals […]
August 17, 2015

Breaking Business Barriers

The project is to assist the government in easing the barriers to business related to the entry, conduct and exit of the entrepreneurs/investors/establishments in select sectors and region. This project aims at the development of a business friendly eco system in […]