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.


Ongoing Study: Towards People Centric Service Delivery (Local Government Institutions & selected transferred institutions)

The second phase of the study “Towards People Centric Service Delivery” by selected Government Departments in the state for the Fourth Administrative Reforms Commission, Kerala is currently ongoing. The study covers Local Government Institutions namely Grama Panchayats, Municipalities and Corporations in the state. The study also looks at the functioning of selected transferred institutions such as K

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Consumption Behaviour of Malayalis During Lockdown

The study primarily intends to understand the consumption pattern and purchasing behaviour of Malayalis during the lockdown period imposed by the central government in India to contain the spread of coronavirus. For data collection, the study relied on an online survey administered between 28th April 2020 and 6th May 2020. Responses indicate an increased dependence of Malayalis on ration shops during the

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Towards People Centric Service Delivery: Land Revenue, Survey & Land Records, Registration, Food & Civil Supplies and Police

CSES supported the Fourth Administrative Reforms Commission, Kerala in the preparation of the fifth report of the Commission: “Towards People Centric Service Delivery” by selected Government Departments in the state. The first phase of the project covered the services delivered by the offices under the Departments of Land Revenue, Survey & Land Records, Registration, Food & Civil Supplies and

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Social Impact Assessment Study

SIA-1:  Additional Land Acquisition for the KINFRA Industrial Park at       Pudusserry Central Village. The study is being conducted for the Government of Kerala.

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SIA-2: Kannur City Road Improvement Project. The study is being conduc

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lncreasing equitable access to livelihoods and employment for persons with disabilities in lndia

Study on the Economic Impact of Leonard Cheshire's European Union funded Livelihoods Project titled: "lncreasing equitable access to livelihoods and employment for persons with disabilities in lndia".  The study examines the visible/invisible, intended and unintended (positive/ negative) changes and improvement in the lives of people with disabilities as an outcome of the economic empowerment programme.

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Global Youth Tobacco Survey-4 (GYTS-4)

Fourth Round of Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS-4) in the State of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala and Lakshadweep (field agency).  The school based survey is being carried out for the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India.  International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS) is the nodal agency for the study at the national level.

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Study on the allocation, release and utilization of funds under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan in Kerala

The study, conducted with a view to identify measures to improve the effectiveness of the SSA funding mechanism in the state,  examines the trend in allocation, release and utilisation of Central and state shares of the centrally sponsored scheme during the last ten years.  The physical and financial achievements of interventions under SSA in a sample of schools are also examined as part of the study.

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Sustainability Evaluavation Exercise-Jalanidhi Phase III

Sustainability Evaluation Surveys of Rural Water Supply Schemes under Phase III of the Jalanidhi Project by the Kerala Rural Water Supply & Sanitation Agency (Jalanidhi), Government of Kerala. The survey covered 191 small drinking water supply schemes spread across Kerala.  The sustainability of the schemes have been assessed on four major aspects- technical sustainability, institutional sustainabil

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