CENTRE FOR PUBLIC POLICY RESEARCH

CENTRE FOR PUBLIC POLICY RESEARCH

Kochi, India

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ABOUT

The mission of Centre for Public Policy Research is to spread knowledge and awareness among fellow human beings through the promotion of research, training, and dialogue among key stakeholders in society. CPPR produces working papers in various fields. Innovative policy solutions and ideas that are in sync with global technological revolutions and entrepreneurship are the key components of its policy research.

Major programs for this organization include: Centre for Public Policy Research - Atlas Winter School: Public Policy Research Methods; CPPR Quarterly Lecture Series; Conferences and events; Bus Day

IN THE NEWS

MESSAGE OF LIBERTY SPREADS TO MILLIONS OF NEW READERS

Often, those who may immediately benefit greatly from the ideas of economic freedom are those who have never been exposed to them. One such group of people are the over 35 million speakers of Malayalam in southwestern India. An ongoing project of the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), an Atlas Network partner organization...

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PRIVATIZATION OF HEALTHCARE IN INDIA PICKS UP STEAM

Private healthcare practices are picking up media attention in India as the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), an Atlas Network partner based in Kochi, released a study highlighting the preference of private healthcare institutions to public ones.

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LIQUOR TRADE LIBERALIZATION STUDY GETS CNBC MEDIA ATTENTION IN INDIA

The destructive effects of prohibitionist policies are evident throughout the world, but officials in the state of Bihar in East India have said they will ban alcohol beginning in April 2016. Atlas Network partner the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) has long been an advocate of liquor trade liberalization, and recently...

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THINK TANK MBA TRAINING BRINGS TOGETHER WORLDWIDE FREE-MARKET LEADERS

Working toward a free society can often seem like an uphill battle, but that struggle is shared by Atlas Network partners across the globe. They all have valuable ideas and proven strategies for success to learn and to share with each other. Think Tank MBA (TTMBA), Atlas Network’s flagship training program within Atlas Leadershi...

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LIBERATING ASIAN ENTERPRISE FOCUSES ON OVERCOMING MARKET OBSTACLES

Asia has become a powerhouse in global markets, a trend that is only expected to grow over time. Asia’s economy contributed almost 40 percent of the world’s productive output in 2014, and accounted for nearly two thirds of global economic growth. Deeper market integration and liberalization in the region is critical to the globa...

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CULTIVATING NEXT GENERATION OF ASIAN, AFRICAN POLICY LEADERS IN INDIA

Making an impact in public policy requires learning rigorous research methods and best practices in publishing policy papers. At the recent CPPR-Atlas Policy School 2015, participants spent 14 days of intensive training in which they were challenged to develop their research agenda, conduct field research, draft policy papers, a...

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TRANSPORTATION VICTORY IN INDIA: LEGAL STATUS FOR E-RICKSHAWS

In the dense population centers of India, the logistics of getting people from their homes to high-capacity transit like rail has long plagued the transportation sector. The passage of a new bill allowing the operation of “e-rickshaws” will both help solve that problem and provide a newly legal means of income for the urban poor...

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REVITALIZING INDIA’S RAILWAY INFRASTRUCTURE

Aside from India’s river systems, the 150-year-old railways are vital veins for the nation’s economy. However, the railway network is on track to become a financial burden because of mismanagement and a precipitous drop in demand during the last five decades. Atlas Network partner Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) recentl...

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CPPR-ALA POLICY SCHOOL GRADUATES SHOW SUCCESS ONE YEAR AFTER TRAINING

The upcoming Centre for Public Policy Research-Atlas Leadership Academy Policy School offers aspiring researchers two weeks of intensive training in methods of public policy research. In the past, CPPR has trained participants from 32 countries in its program covering research methodology, public policy evaluation, and policy br...

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INDIAN THINK TANK PUSHES FOR LIQUOR TRADE POLICY REFORMS

India has the world’s third-largest and fastest-growing market for alcoholic beverages. Its whiskey market is estimated to be 300 million cases, which makes it the largest in the world. Nevertheless, doing business in India remains difficult for both domestic and foreign alcohol producers. India would benefit tremendously from o...

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CIVIC ENGAGEMENT IN INDIA

The wishful thinking of undergraduate friends rarely yields results so fruitful as the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) in India. D. Dhanuraj, chairman of the CPPR and his seven friends were still undergraduates when they started the organization in 2004 with the help of the Centre for Civil Society, both of which are At...

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WHAT TO MAKE OF MODI: INDIA’S ELECTION ANALYSIS

D. Dhanuraj and Rahul V. Kumar of Centre for Public Policy Research in India analyze the biggest-ever election in world history with 815 million eligible voters. In their AtlasOne article, they discuss the landslide victory of India's Prime Minister-elect, Narendra Modi.

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INDIA'S "SKILL VOUCHERS" MEET THE CHALLENGE OF JOB TRAINING

In India, government-run job training programs don’t have a great track record. Centre for Public Policy Research, an Atlas Network partner based in southern India, proposes an alternative system of "skill vouchers" to meet the challenge of job training. This system would encourage private companies to create "finishing schools"...

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