CPPR in the News

February 2, 2019

Kerala Budget 2019: Amaravati model township proposal whimsical: experts

*The news story published on The Hindu, where CPPR’s Chairman, Dr. D. Dhanuraj’s gives his viewpoint on the need for policy decisions entailing to areas like land acquisition and land ownership. Projects like Amaravati should not have been announced in […]
February 2, 2019

Union Budget 2019 : Populist Move before the Election

(Photo Courtesy Financial Express) Though the speculation of whether it would be a full-fledged budget, or an interim budget was put to rest earlier, after the interim Finance Minister Piyush Goyal’s budget speech, it turned out to be an electioneering […]
February 1, 2019

Kerala Budget 2019 : Welfare in the times of fiscal crisis

(Image courtesy The New Indian Express) It was a closely watched speech that Dr Thomas Isaac made today as he was presenting the fourth budget of the present LDF government of Kerala. Much so for the reason that it was […]
January 19, 2018

Kerala Tourism – The Role of the Government and Economic Impacts

Executive Summary Kerala tourism has won several national and international recognitions, mainly due to the region’s picturesque beauty and state’s responsible tourism projects. Based on the tourism policy documents of the central and state governments, the Kerala tourism model is […]
January 3, 2018

Small and Medium Enterprises – a Yardstick for Ease of Doing Business

India had much reason to celebrate when the World Bank Group released the Doing Business (DB) 2018 report in October 2017. The report commends India for implementing reforms in a number of areas. In fact, India is the only heavyweight […]
November 28, 2017

India’s leap in Ease of Doing Business rankings obscures the full picture

The World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) ranking for 2018 offers some respite to India. It comes at a time when its economy is mired in the after-effects of demonetisation and hasty implementation of the Goods and Services Tax […]
September 28, 2017

We are Hiring!

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) is seeking experienced professionals to join its team. Manager (Research and Projects) Click here to view JD Senior Research Associate (CSS) Click here to view JD Research Associate (CSS) Click here to view JD Research Associate (CUS) Click […]
September 7, 2017

Being progressive: Setting a ‘Model’ for retail trade

The Indian labour market is known for being highly regulated and compliance-oriented. The debate over labour reforms continues. There is an attempt to find a balance between a pro-labour stand and providing flexibility in the labour market. India has to […]
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 […]
February 3, 2017

Applications Invited for the Post of Senior Programme Associate at CPPR

    Centre for Public Policy Research is for looking for a professional with experience to join our team for the post of Senior Programme Associate. The Candidate should be postgraduate in Management / Corporate Communications / Marketing or Sales […]
December 31, 2016

Applications Invited for the Post of Senior Research Associate at CPPR

  Centre for Public Policy Research is for looking for an enthusiastic professional to be part of its team for the post of Senior Research Associate. The candidate should have a Ph D degree with minimum three years of experience/postgraduate degree in […]
December 7, 2016

Educational Policy in U.S- Tasks before the New Administration

Upon analysing the voting behaviour in the 2016 U.S.Presidential Election, one cannot help noticing how whites without a college degree (who constituted about one-third of the electorate) thronged in support of Donald Trump. 67 per cent of the white uneducated voters […]
November 7, 2016

A Stagnant Agriculture in Kerala: The Role of the State

Given the significant decline in agricultural production in Kerala in the last few decades, this paper elucidates how government policies and protective practices have created distortions in the agricultural market, hampering the growth of agriculture in the state. The distortions […]
October 25, 2016

CPPR-Global Policy School 2017

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) invites applications for its prestigious Global Policy School 2017. It offers a five-day intensive training programme in methods of public policy research to aspiring policy researchers. What the Course Offers Introduction to Public Policy Public Policy Research […]
October 4, 2016

Book on Climate Change Paradigms

The 2015 UN Climate Change Summit, COP21(21st session of Conference of Parties), held in Paris was the most significant conference on climate change since Copenhagen, as the 196 nations that were parties to the agreement had set themselves a deadline […]