January 10, 2022

Would the new Coast Guard Forum help speed up COC negotiations?

Vietnam Coast Guard (VCG) and Indonesia’s Maritime Security Agency (Bakamla) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in December 2021 to further strengthen bilateral ‘maritime security and safety’ cooperation. The MoU is expected to “serve as a tool, corridor and mechanism […]
December 20, 2021

Policy Pathways for Online Degree Programs

If governance can be likened to a journey, people are the passengers wanting to reach a destination, facilitating institutions are the vehicles used, processes adopted are the drivers of the vehicles, and the pathways to the destination are the policies […]
December 15, 2021

Centre for Public Policy Research organized a one day workshop for journalists

കൊച്ചി: പൊതുനയ രൂപീകരണത്തിലും വിനിമയത്തിലും മാധ്യമ പ്രവർത്തകരുടെ പങ്ക് എന്ന വിഷയത്തിൽ ശിൽപ്പശാല സംഘടിപ്പിച്ചു. സാമൂഹിക, രാഷ്ട്രീയ, സാമ്പത്തിക വെല്ലുവിളികൾ റിപ്പോർട്ട് ചെയ്യുന്ന മാധ്യമപ്രവർത്തകർക്ക് വേണ്ടിയായിരുന്നു സെൻ്റർ ഫോർ പബ്ലിക് പോളിസി റിസർച്ച്, ഫ്രഡറിക് ന്യൂമാൻ ഫൌണ്ടേഷൻ എന്നിവർ ചേർന്ന് ശിൽപ്പശാല സംഘടിപ്പിച്ചത്. ഇതോടനുബന്ധിച്ച് പൊതുനയ രൂപീകരണവുമായി ബന്ധപ്പെട്ട വിവിധ മേഖലകളെ കുറിച്ച് സെമിനാറുകൾ നടന്നു. […]
December 15, 2021

Need to Strengthen Grassroots Level Democracy

The pursuit for citizens’ participation in governance to unravel the democratic deficit in India has been resolved with the implementation of the 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendments. The acts for decentralising the governance devolved functions and powers of decision making […]
December 15, 2021

Uptick in registration of transport vehicles in Ekm

Ernakulam RTO has registered 2,030 non-transport vehicles in January this year. But it came down again with the onset of the second wave and took a U-turn by July. In September, 2,013 vehicles were registered in the non-transport category and […]
December 13, 2021

Urban Local Bodies Need Financial Autonomy

With the country facing the brunt of COVID-19 second wave, the administrative fault lines are once again evident and an efficient grass root level governance seems to be the need of the hour. Amidst the raging daily caseload and the […]
December 10, 2021

Urban Service Delivery: What is Limiting ULBS in Kerala from Giving their Best?

The purpose of the 74th Constitutional Amendment Act (CAA) to devolve more powers and functions to the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) remains unfilled even after 28 years of its enactment. It is unfortunate that none of the States in India […]
December 10, 2021

SAGAR, Sagarmala and seaports: How ‘Triple S’ growth triangle promises to rewrite India’s maritime history

India’s expanding focus in the Indo-Pacific region augurs well to set the country maritime-ready both internally as well as externally SAGAR, Sagarmala and seaports represent a maritime ‘Triple S’ growth triangle prospect for India. The Indo-Pacific region is the most […]
December 9, 2021

CPPR TOWNHALL on Creating Streets4People

Organised By: Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) Date: Wednesday, 08 December 2021 Time: 05:00 PM IST to 06:00 PM IST Host: Goutham KA, Project Associate, CPPR Speaker: Aswathy Dilip, South Asia Director, ITDP Event: Creating Streets4People, CPPR Townhall Series […]
December 9, 2021

Lack of able leadership stands in way of development projects in Kochi

KOCHI: Kochi accounts for more than 40% of the state’s total revenue. Still, lack of effective implementation, absence of proper monitoring and want of a leadership to spearhead the execution of projects cripple the development of the city. Work on mega projects, […]
December 9, 2021

How an Intelligent Local Tech-Ecosystem Can Overcome Developmental Constraints: A Grab Super App Case Study

In Brief:  India’s developmental goals and its global warming related developmental constraints can both be met through a citizen-centric tech ecosystem approach, along the lines of the hugely successful Grab super app. Despite being at the forefront of the technological […]
December 8, 2021

CPPR TOWNHALL on Creating Streets4People

Click here to read the event report It is high time that we design our streets to make them more pedestrian friendly considering the precious lives that are lost on the streets every day. The talk discusses the importance of our […]
December 7, 2021

How remittances have shaped the socio-economic landscape of Kerala

Dwindling remittances will have dire consequences for the Kerala economy The historic discovery of oil in West Asia and the subsequent commercialisation of it in the 1960s stimulated great demand for skilled and unskilled labour. Keralites, confronted with a stagnant […]
December 2, 2021

In Kerala, government employees have the cake and eat it too

A skilled blacksmith, carpenter, mason or electrician who works in rural Kerala earns a daily wage of Rs 741, as per the 2019 data of Labour Bureau of Government of India. THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A skilled blacksmith, carpenter, mason or electrician who […]
December 1, 2021

End of windfall from Kerala emigrants as foreign remittances reduce to historic low

For the past several decades, Kerala had been the largest recipient of migrant remittances in India THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: For the past several decades, Kerala had been the largest recipient of migrant remittances in India. The state was fortunate to reap the fruits […]