Centre for Comparative Studies

June 21, 2017

Assessment of Commercial Dispute Resolution in South India

The Indian dispute resolution arena is witnessing significant developments with the Central Government’s steadfast commitment to discouraging litigation and encouraging companies to take up alternate dispute resolution systems. In this context, CPPR with the support of the British Deputy High […]
June 16, 2017

How Liberal is Kerala’s Latest Liquor Policy?

As the new liquor policy becomes operational, it is important to ask if it proposes any novel initiative that could transform the liquor sector of Kerala. A crucial transformation that liquor businesses in Kerala require is not mere access to […]
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 […]
April 29, 2017

Not a rank the state wants: Kerala high on unemployment, we need more entrepreneurs govt says; The News Minute, April 29, 2017

Kerala has the third highest unemployment rate in India. TNM Staff | Saturday, April 29, 2017 Kerala has in many ways been a model state for the rest of India. The southern state has consistently topped literacy levels, and human development […]
March 10, 2017

‘Limit car use, rely on public transport’ ; The Hindu, March 10, 2017

Staff Reporter | The Hindu | KOCHI MARCH 10, 2017 Stress laid on improving public spaces Over 300 cars parked on MG Road and pavements at any given time choke traffic, while at least three pay-and-park centres on the corridor operate […]
March 5, 2017

Union Budget 2017–18: How Kerala Fared?

Kerala’s polity was highly critical of demonetisation, perhaps, more than that of any other state in the country. The fiscal situation in Kerala, already challenged by fiscal distress, worsened following the ban on Rs.1000 and Rs.500 notes announced on November […]
February 16, 2017

India’s Defence Budget: Advance or Retreat?

The hyped Union Budget 2017–18 is being adjudged as a delicate balancing act of the Central Government. Focusing on foundational requisites like poverty alleviation, infrastructure and rural employment, the Government has been successful in conveying how and why a disruptive […]
January 13, 2017

Two-day Certificate Training Workshop on Commercial Dispute Resolution

ADR Centre, the dispute resolution wing of Centre for Public Policy Research is organising a unique two-day training programme for professionals on Commercial Dispute Resolution. The programme, supported by the British Deputy High Commission, will be conducted by experienced trainers from the […]
January 10, 2017

Will Trump Change the US Policy of Climate Change?

US President-elect Donald Trump’s stand on climate and energy policies is expected to open up new debates on outgoing President Barack Obama’s ambitious climate change programmes. The euphoria post the Paris agreement is giving way to scepticism with the US, […]
December 28, 2016

Land Value Capture for Infrastructure Financing

Urban Local Bodies in India are incompetent in financing large urban infrastructure projects in their cities. It is high time India adopted innovative  infrastructure financing strategies. This blog piece by Abhishek Das (Research Associate, CPPR-Centre for Urban Studies) proposes the […]
December 21, 2016

Is Left govt in Kerala playing the Right tune to cater to state’s hyper nationalists?; The News Minute, December 19, 2016

Criticism pours in for the state government’s targeting of those who supposedly dishonour the national anthem. Chintha Mary Anil| Haritha John| The News Minute | Monday, December 19, 2016 Left sympathizers in Kerala are a surprised lot these days with […]
December 14, 2016

Applications Invited for the Post of Project Associate at CPPR

Centre for Public Policy Research is for looking for a professional with management experience to join our team for the post of Project Associate. The Candidate should have 2 to 3 years of Project Management experience. Should have managed big projects and […]
December 13, 2016

The Unique Case of Kerala’s Treasury System

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement on November 8, withdrawing the legal tender status of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes has received sundry response from different quarters. Even though various state governments have raised their concerns regarding demonetisation, opposition from […]
December 10, 2016

Concern over decline in number of inter-district buses; The Hindu, December 9, 2016

John L Paul | December 9,2016 | The Hindu Study calls for focus on providing commuters with a choice between KSRTC and private buses, with stress on comfort, speed and safety KOCHI: The shortfall in inter-district buses following new permit […]
November 24, 2016

Is Communist Kerala apathetic to Ease of Doing Business?

“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 need to rework […]