Centre for Comparative Studies

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 […]
December 19, 2015

The reality of Climate Change and of those vulnerable to it.

Climate change, how real is it? Two decades have passed since the issue of climate change and its global impact has made media headlines, led to several rounds of diplomatic negotiations and inspired countless disaster movies. While, global public opinion […]
December 18, 2015

The Paris agreement on Climate Change (COP 21 )

The (COP21) 2015 Paris talks on climate change leading to the agreement signed by 195 nations was the most significant conference since Copenhagen as countries had set themselves a deadline of 2015 for coming up with a legally-binding deal that […]
December 17, 2015

Regulating Taxi Service Aggregators

Jayati Narain, managing associate- CPPR Centre for Urban studies, writes about the policy issues surrounding the regulation of taxi service aggregators in India. Read more about this in our blog http://reinventingcochin.blogspot.in/2015/12/regulating-taxi-service-aggregators-by.html
December 16, 2015

‘India’s Strategic Outlook in the Modi Era’ – Talk by Mr R Prasannan

  The strategic outlook of a country like foreign policy is more or less constant, whereas, strategic initiatives vary with governments. The talk organised by the CPPR- Centre for Strategic Studies kicked off by identifying this stark distinction between two […]
December 1, 2015

The Emergence of India in the Africa Rising Anecdote; a Game Changer?

  By Alena Wabitsch and Brian Dzansi*   The third India-Africa Summit recently held in New Delhi, created history by being the largest Africa summit ever held in India. Based on a common history of colonialism and good relations established […]
December 1, 2015

India looking at ‘just pact’ in Paris Climate talks: Ajay Mathur

Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power, Government of India; Designated Director General, TERI -The Energy and Resources Institute, delivered the Inaugural Address during the International Conference on ‘Climate Change Paradigms’. The Conference was organized […]
November 30, 2015

Convergence Toward a Hybrid Centralized/Decentralized Power System Model in Developed and Developing Countries

by Dr. Varun Sivaram*   In the future, both developed and developing economies may converge toward distributed electricity systems. The emergence of technologies for efficient distributed power generation and storage alongside those for intelligently operating a distributed system holds benefits […]