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February 11, 2016

Education Sector in GATS: How to address our concerns?

  By Dhanuraj[1] & Pooja Sundaresh[2] The recently concluded tenth World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Nairobi saw the conversation surrounding the introduction of the WTO-GATS (General Agreement on Trade and Services) in the education sector regaining the attention […]
February 2, 2016

‘Goods and Services Tax – Concept and Concerns’ talk by Mr Aneish Rajan IRS

CPPR – Centre for Comparative Studies had organised a talk on ‘Goods and Services Tax – Concept and Concerns’ by Mr Aneish P Rajan, Indian Revenue Service Officer. He is currently the Deputy Director heading the Kerala Directorate General of […]
February 1, 2016

Kerala should discard its redundant laws, says CS, The Times of India, January 23,2016

Kerala should discard its redundant laws, says CS KOCHI: Kerala should discard redundant laws to become a business-friendly state while people should change their negative mindset on making profits, said said Kerala Chief Secretary Jiji Thomson. He was speaking at […]
February 1, 2016

IMANI Alert:  How Realistic is the Action Plan for Achieving India-Africa Forum Objectives?

     By Roshni Rajiv & Keshia Osei-kufuor*  The third India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS) held in October 2015 in New Delhi, India captured attention briefly as it was the largest Indo-African Summit to date. The Summit Framework soon released after its […]
January 30, 2016

Public Policy Challenge – Announcement of Winner

The CPPR-Atlas Public Policy Challenge 2015 held in the month of August presented a golden opportunity to young dynamic minds in India to create a policy brief and hit the jackpot: a chance to win a sum of Rs 30,000 and Rs 20,000 […]
January 25, 2016

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

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 Indian states. Despite […]
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 20, 2016

‘Governance and Accountability’ – 11th CPPR Quarterly Lecture by Dr Jacob Thomas IPS

    We need less public servants and less policies, but more entrepreneurs says Dr Jacob Thomas IPS, at the 11th CPPR Quarterly Lecture The 11th Quarterly Lecture organized by Centre for Public Policy Research explored the issues of Governance […]
January 12, 2016

How does number matter to the schools?

Of late, the educational sector in Kerala is becoming infamous for wrong reasons. From controversies in the SSLC results to the textbook crisis, the 100 percent literate state is slowly losing its glory. Recently, the Kerala high court has struck […]
January 11, 2016

Is There a Government in State, Asks DGP Jacob Thomas, The New Indian Express, 8th January 2016

KOCHI: In an apparent dig at the UDF Government, DGP Jacob Thomas on Thursday asked  whether there was a government in Kerala. Delivering the 11th quarterly lecture on ‘Governance and Accountability’ organised by the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) […]
January 6, 2016

11th Quarterly Lecture by Dr. Jacob Thomas IPS

CPPR’s 11th Quarterly Lecture on ‘Governance and Accountability’ will be delivered by Dr. Jacob Thomas IPS, Chairman and Managing Director, Kerala Police Housing Construction and Corp Ltd.The CPPR Quarterly Lecture has become a platform for thought leaders from different areas who […]
January 4, 2016

Series on ‘Ease of Doing Business In India’

The Ease of Doing Business is a very current and recurring theme these days. The latest report by the World Bank positions India at 130thRank. The current government has been aggressively pushing initiatives in easing doing business by providing a […]
January 1, 2016

Strategic Security in the Indian Sub-continent

The recent development in terms of strategic security in the Indian subcontinent grabbed many eyeballs. The 5th Ministerial Conference of the Heart of Asia Istanbul Process was underway in December 8-9 in Islamabad. It was devoted to the themes of security […]
December 29, 2015

Book On U.S Rebalance and The Asia Pacific Region

Given the strategic emergence of the Asia Pacific region there has been a significant rethinking on the need to develop and strengthen relationships within the region and also with the United States. Therefore its becomes important to analyze how the […]
December 21, 2015

18 months of Modi Regime – Have things really changed?

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi led BJP government has completed 18 months at the center. India registered an impressive 7.4% yoy GDP growth for the July-Sep’15 time period. Whilst the government can take pride in the top line growth, the […]