April 11, 2024


Decoding Indian National and State Elections 2024 “Decoding the Polls” is an enlightening endeavour crafted by the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) to provide a holistic understanding of the Indian electoral process.  From in-depth articles to thought-provoking podcasts and […]
March 28, 2024

Policy Recommendations to Key Issues in Kerala’s Urbanisation

Urban spaces are essential elements of contemporary cities. As urban populations continue to grow, projections indicate a significant increase in the demand for urban spaces in the coming years. As per the UN projections, over two-thirds of the global population […]
February 16, 2024

Girl Student Migration from Kerala: Beyond Academic and Economic Opportunities

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), Kochi, has developed a survey questionnaire as part of an academic research project on the topic “Girl Student Migration from Kerala: Beyond Academic and Economic Opportunities.” The study primarily aims to fill the gap in […]
February 9, 2024


The issue brief on Waste Management in Aluva Municipality delves into the pressing challenges faced by this urban administrative unit situated in Kerala. Through a combination of qualitative and quantitative research methods, the brief provides an insightful analysis of the […]
February 5, 2024

പരിഷ്കരണ നടപടികൾ ഊർജിതമാക്കാൻ കേരളവും

News Published on Kerala Kaumudi Newspaper കൊച്ചി: കേരളത്തെ വളർച്ചയുടെ പുതിയ ഉയരങ്ങളിലേക്ക് നയിക്കാനായി സാമ്പത്തിക പരിഷ്കരണ നടപടികൾ ഇന്ന് ധനമന്ത്രി കെ.എൻ ബാലഗോപാൽ അവതരിപ്പിക്കുന്ന ബഡ്‌ജറ്റിൽ ഉണ്ടാകുമെന്നാണ് ധനകാര്യ വിദഗ്ദ്ധർ പ്രതീക്ഷിക്കുന്നത്. കടുത്ത സാമ്പത്തിക വിഷമതകളിലൂടെ നീങ്ങുന്ന സംസ്ഥാനത്തെ മികച്ച വളർച്ചയിലേക്ക് മടക്കികൊണ്ടുവരാൻ വിവിധ മേഖലകളിൽ ഘടനാപരമായ മാറ്റങ്ങൾ വരുത്താൻ ഇന്ന് ധനമന്ത്രി അവതരിപ്പിക്കുന്ന […]
January 23, 2024


This policy brief by CPPR’s Urban Fellows, Uma N. P. and Merlin Pattath, sheds light on the lack of menstrual health awareness among students. It stresses the responsibility of schools to provide education and support. Additionally, the study underscores the […]
January 12, 2024

Dimming Progress: Addressing Non-Functioning Streetlights in Nedumkandam Panchayat, Idukki, Kerala

The issue brief explores the challenges surrounding the inoperative street lights in Nedumkandam along Munnar – Kumily State Highway 19, spanning 600 metres from the VHSS junction to Casa Resto. The document delves into the implementation history, identifies the root […]
January 12, 2024

Prioritising Recreation in Pathanamthitta Town’s Planning | An Analysis of Recreational Opportunities in the Town

Pathanamthitta town is a quaint municipality located in the south of Kerala. Although the town is blessed with abundant natural beauty, its urban area lacks adequate recreational spaces for its dwellers. Being the administrative capital of the district makes the […]
January 4, 2024

Call for Expression of Interest in Conducting Commuter Surveys

Centre for Public Policy Research, Kochi, invites qualified and experienced survey agencies and interested parties to express their interest in providing survey services for our ongoing national urban transport project. This study focuses on five Indian cities: Hubli Dharwad, Indore, […]
December 19, 2023

Voter Awareness and Literacy among Youth | A Study of College Electoral Literacy Clubs in Thiruvananthapuram

Since India’s first election in 1951, the electorate has made significant progress. In 2019, voter turnout reached an all-time high at 67.4%, with a remarkable gender parity. Several factors contributed to this achievement, including the introduction of SVEEP (Systematic Voter […]
December 4, 2023

Study: Pathanamthitta town lacks adequate recreational spaces for residents

Pathanamthitta town, the capital city of Pathanamthitta district, faces a growing concern. The town visibly lacks adequate recreational spaces for its residents,” says a study conducted by Kochi based Centre for Public Policy Research. The study was conducted by Roshin […]
November 29, 2023

വെൻഡിംഗ് സോൺ വേണ്ടെന്ന് പനമ്പിള്ളി നഗറിലെ ഭക്ഷണവ്യാപാരികൾ

കൊച്ചി: പനമ്പള്ളിനഗറിലെ തെരുവോരഭക്ഷണ കച്ചവടക്കാർക്കായി ടൗൺ വെൻഡിംഗ് കമ്മിറ്റി നിയോഗിച്ച പുതിയ വ്യാപാരമേഖലയിലേയ്ക്ക് മാറാൻ കച്ചവടക്കാർക്ക് താത്പര്യമില്ല. നഗരമദ്ധ്യത്തിൽ നിന്ന് അകലെയാണെന്നതും സ്ഥിരം ഉപഭോക്താക്കളെ നഷ്ടമാകുമോയെന്ന ആശങ്കയുമാണ് കാരണം. മാറിയേ തീരൂവെന്ന നിലപാടിലാണ് കോർപ്പറേഷൻ. സെന്റർ ഫോർ പബ്ളിക് പോളിസി റിസർച്ചിന്റെ (സി.പി.പി.ആർ) യൂത്ത് ലീഡ‌ർഷിപ്പ് ഫെലോഷിപ്പിന്റെ ഭാഗമായി ദീപപ്രഭ നടത്തിയ സർവേയിലാണ് കണ്ടെത്തൽ.പനമ്പിള്ളിനഗറിൽ രണ്ട് […]
November 10, 2023

Easing Liquor Regulations for Homestays in Kerala

Homestays in Kerala Kerala is one of the major tourist destinations in India, with tourism constituting more than 10% of the state’s total GDP. In 2022, Kerala witnessed an inflow of 1.88 crore domestic tourists and 3.45 lakh foreign tourists. […]
September 26, 2023

Australia-India Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative Partnership (AIIPOIP) Taskforce for Indo-Pacific Economy, Security and Sustainability

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) and Monash University, Melbourne, have decided to pool their academic-policy research capacities relating to the Indo-Pacific region and build upon their intellectual capitals to build a robust research agenda on the Indo-Pacific. Pooling our […]
September 25, 2023

Easing Legal Barriers to Women’s Employment in Hospitality Industry