April 25, 2016

Winning Policy Briefs of Public Policy Challenge 

CPPR once again congratulates the winners of the CPPR-Atlas Public Policy Challenge 2015. The winners of the CPPR Policy Challenge, Ranjeet Rane and Mathew John, competed against 68 other participants from across India. The 10 top participants were shortlisted for a training workshop […]
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 […]
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 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 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 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 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 8, 2015

CPPR Research Training Workshop in Kyrgyzstan

  Rahul V. Kumar, Research Consultant and Madhu Sivaraman, Director (Projects) of CPPR undertook and intensive research training workshop at Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan from 26th to 29th November, 2015.The Research workshop was organised by Central Asian Free Market Institute; one of […]
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 […]