Policy Briefs

April 25, 2016

The NDPS Act: Room for greater reform

  Drug policy reform in India is a principled and necessary step to enable us to address the underlying issues of marginalization and freedom of choice. This document seeks to point out the pitfalls in the current policy and recommends […]
March 15, 2016

Ease of Doing Business in Education sector in India

Ever since the World Bank came out with it’s ‘Ease of Doing Business’ Index, several low ranked countries were left red faced. The index positioned countries based on several parameters such as  the ease in setting up a business, time […]
February 29, 2016

Public Policy Research Method School 2016

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) and Atlas Leadership Academy (ALA) invite applications for its prestigious Public Policy Research Method School 2016. The Policy School offers aspiring researchers a two-week intensive training in methods of Public Policy Research, in Kochi, […]
February 11, 2016

CPPR gleans insights from Amit Lahiri’s talk on what India can learn from Canada’s experience of CSR

    The Companies Act of 2013, enacted by the Government of India, mandates every company, private or public enterprise, which has a net profit of Rs. 5 crore, to route at least 2 per cent of these funds to […]
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 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 22, 2016

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

CPPR’s 11th Quarterly Lecture on ‘Governance and Accountability’ was delivered by Dr Jacob Thomas IPS, Chairman and Managing Director of the Kerala Police Housing Construction and Corporation Ltd. The lecture was conducted by Centre for Public Policy Research on January […]
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 9, 2016

Seminar on ‘Ease of Doing Business In Uttar Pradesh’

  The Ease of Doing Business is a very current and recurring theme these days. The latest report by the World Bank positions India at 130th Rank. The current government wants to support the activities of the state governments in […]
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 […]