Centre for Comparative Studies

May 27, 2020

Indian Migrants in the Gulf: Coping with the Double Blow of Oil Price Collapse and COVID-19

CPPR-ICWA hosted a Webinar on ‘Indian Migrants in the Gulf: Coping with the Double Blow of Oil Price Collapse and COVID-19’ on May 14, 2020. The session was moderated by Amb. Navdeep Suri (Distinguished Fellow and Director of the Center […]
May 20, 2020

COVID-19: Kerala changes tack, not to test expats after seven days

Senior Fellow at CPPR Dr Rijo M John, comments in a article published in The New Indian Express on the Kerala testing of returning expatriates. In a change from its earlier stand, Kerala seems to have decided not to test […]
May 2, 2020

Inward remittances and the upcoming crisis

Pessimism and uncertainty looms as India is going to face a reverse migration as a result of the global economic fallout triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. In this context, the article looks at the history, trends in migration and inward […]
April 2, 2020

Time right for fresh survey of guest workers, say experts

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a article published in The Times of India on the guest workers in Kerala. He comments “This is a golden opportunity to improve their living standards. We can also conduct a survey to […]
December 1, 2017

BLOCKATHON FOR CHANGE

CPPR is collaborating with the US Consulate, Chennai, Maker Village and Kerala Start-up Mission for ‘Blockathon for Change’, a hackathon using the blockchain technology to solve the issues faced by migrant labourers. Winners will get cash prizes of Rs. 1.75 […]
August 31, 2016

Fall of Remittance Economy ?

The South Indian state of Kerala is often slated for its low level of industrialisation and deteriorating agriculture sector, subduing employment generation in the state. The unemployment rate of Kerala stands at 7.4%, which is more than three times the […]
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