Research

CSES has been engaged in research in the areas of public finance, decentralisation, governance and service delivery, education, health, demography/migration, industry and natural resource management for more than two decades.  The Centre undertakes sponsored research as well as studies on its own in areas identified as priority concerns, without any external funding support.


Study on Indebtedness of Rural Households in Kerala and Role of Microfinance Institutions (Ongoing)

The ongoing study conducted with financial support from the Government of Kerala, examines the status of indebtedness of rural households in Kerala, based on a sample household survey in around 500 households across the state. The study also examines the role of Micro Finance Institutions, especially Kudumbashree in the provision of credit to households.  This study is of great policy relevance as Keral

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A Village Level Study on Labour Market Outcomes in Kerala (Ongoing)

This ongoing study is being conducted with financial support from the Government of Kerala. The study examines the employment and unemployment situation in a grama panchayat in Ernakulam district.The study envisages to provide insights into the levels of education among the rural population, kind of jobs done, their job preparedness, job aspirations, barriers to entry into em

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Review of Selected Welfare Legislations for Children, Women, Migrant Labour, Senior Citizens, Disabled and Mentally Disabled

The study for the Fourth Administrative Reforms Commission was done in 2018. As part of the study, the implementation of selected legislations for the welfare of children, women, migrant labour, senior citizens, disabled and mentally disabled were reviewed. The exercise identified various shortcomings in the legislations as well as the bottlenecks in the implementation of the Acts, including those at the

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Economic Growth of Kerala: A Disaggregated Analysis

The study was conducted with budgetary support from the State Government during the 2017-18 financial year and was submitted to the Higher Education Department, Government of Kerala.  The study traces the evolution of Kerala economy, its characteristics and the sectoral changes in state income and employment. It delves in detail about the agricultural, industrial and service

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Baseline study of the awareness about the Whale Shark

This recent study by the Wild Life Foundation of India was conducted to assess the awareness among the fishing community and coastal areas about the whale shark, an endangered species.

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Study on the Social Impact of the CSR Initiatives of KMML

The study sponsored by the Kerala Metals and Minerals Ltd, Chavara, Kollam enlists the CSR initiatives undertaken by them and assesses their social impact on the community.

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Baseline and Evaluation Studies of the Service Delivery Project

The Service Delivery Project (SDP), was a fast track project under the Modernising Government Programme (MGP) of the Government of Kerala, which aimed at improving the quality of services delivered by government institutions to the people of Kerala, particularly the poor. CSES was entrusted with conducting the Baseline study of the Project by the Government of Kerala in 2005.

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Baseline and Endline Studies of the Kerala Local Government Service Delivery Project

The Kerala Local Government Service Delivery Project (KLGSDP) aimed to strengthen the institutional capacity of the local government system in Kerala to deliver services and undertake basic administrative and governance functions more effectively in a sustainable manner. The Project was implemented in the State with the financial assistance of the World Bank. KLGSDP, Governme

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