June 16, 2016

Applications are Invited for Internship Opportunity at CPPR

Centre for Public Policy Research offering internship opportunity based in Kochi under following categories   1. Academic Assistant (intern) Min Qualification Required: Bachelors in Economics or finance Job Description: Assist in data collection and analysis. Read and interpret data from […]
June 10, 2016

“Fund Students not Schools” Dr D Dhanuraj speaks on Uneconomic Schools of Kerala

Dr D Dhanuraj, Chairman, Centre for Public Policy Research comments on the present situation of the Uneconomic Schools in Kerala. CPPR had published “A study on Uneconomic schools of Kerala” in 2006, which brought out the condition of government and […]
June 10, 2016

LSGs lag in revenue generation: study; The Hindu, 10th June, 2016

  ‘More freedom needed for local bodies to implement development projects’ KOCHI, June 10, 2016 | K.A. MARTIN Local self-government institutions in the State do not generate enough money on their own to implement plans and projects as agents of change […]
June 7, 2016

Local Finance in Kerala: A Study of Five Grama Panchayats in Ernakulam District

The study attempts to review the existing structure of different sources of finance for Grama Panchayats (GPs) in Kerala and analyze the effectiveness of such fund mobilization. It also looks into the problems associated with revenue mobilization and suggests how […]
June 4, 2016

Common Man’s Clothing – Effects of Taxes and Tariffs

The discriminatory tax policies and the higher tariffs imposed on Man-Made Fibres (MMF) in India compared to cotton, have resulted in the availability of MMF to the manufacturers at non competitive prices, compared to the competing countries. This has also […]
June 4, 2016

A farce called Bus Day; The Hindu, 4th June 2016

The Hindu|June 4, 2016 05:35 IST |M.P. PRAVEEN The city will celebrate yet another Bus Day on June 6, but the question remains whether the concept, which was launched with much fanfare in 2010, has met its stated objectives As […]
June 3, 2016

Workshop on Effective Decentralised Governance Through Participatory Engagement

Decentralisation of governance has been mooted through the 73 rd and 74 th Amendment which empowers the Local Self Government in India to conduct and manage local communities or Wards as constitutionally defined. Municipal Corporations, Municipalities and Panchayaths have a […]
June 2, 2016

What should be Kerala Finance Minister Isaac’s top priorities? Experts speak out; The News Minute, 1st June 2016

E-governance, tax administration, encouragement for the startup ecosystem were some of the top priorities they identified. TNM Staff| Wednesday, June 1, 2016 – 11:10 The new LDF government in Kerala rode into power on the promise of “setting things right”, […]
May 30, 2016

E book – The Law (Translated to Malayalam)

  French political libertarian and economist CLAUDE FREDERIC BASTIAT (1801-1850) was one of the most eloquent champions of the concept that property rights and individual freedoms flowed from natural law. Here, in this 1850 classic, a powerful refutation of Karl […]
May 28, 2016

CPPR- ALA Public Policy Research Methods School 2016

CPPR in collaboration with Atlas Leadership Academy has successfully conducted four editions of Policy School that have won the acclaim of participants from 32 countries. The programme has been instrumental in shaping the research skills of think tank professionals, and […]
May 28, 2016

E Book- Foundations of Free Society (Translated to Malayalam)

    FOREWORD Economic and political crises have often led to attacks on freedom. During the Great Depression all the major economies restricted trade by raising tariffs. This knee-jerk reaction only aggravated geo-political tensions and further increased economic hardship. The […]
May 27, 2016

Five tasks that await the new LDF government in Kerala; livemint, 23rd May 2016

The new LDF govt in Kerala will have to battle corruption and deal with an empty treasury among other tasks LiveMint | Last Modified: Mon, May 23 2016. 04 38 PM IST | By Nidheesh M.K.  Bengaluru: A new government will […]
May 25, 2016

National Green Tribunal order to stall transport sector in Kerala; Deccan Chronicle, 25th May 2016

                        National Green Tribunal order to stall transport sector in Kerala KOCHI: The order of the National Green Tribunal’s special circuit bench in Kochi  banning  diesel vehicles older than […]
May 24, 2016

More than one lakh voters opt for NOTA in Kerala Polls; The New Indian Express, 23rd May 2016

More than one lakh voters opt for NOTA in Kerala Polls   By Anilkumar T | Express News Service Published: 23rd May 2016 01:59 AM KOCHI: while the joy of victory and pain of defeat are perhaps yet to sink […]
May 17, 2016

Post Election Analysis

  Chairman of CPPR Dr D Dhanuraj is part of  Manorama News channel’s post-election analysis of the Kerala Assembly Election 2016.  Telecast starts live at 3:00 pm, on 19th May 2016. Don’t forget to tune in.