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.


Child Budget Analysis of Local Governments in Kerala

The study sponsored by UNICEF was done in 2015, is one of the pioneering studies as Child Budget Analysis (CBA) is a recent introduction to fiscal planning in India. The study covered five Local governments; three Grama Panchayats  and two Municipalities of Northern Kerala. The study assessed the nature and extent of attention provided by local government to children, by loo

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Study on the Status of Tribal Education in Kerala.

The study was sponsored by Action Aid, India.  The study, done in 2007, aimed at understanding the status of education of children belonging to scheduled tribes in Kerala. It examined the policies, laws and initiatives of the government at all levels for facilitating the education of tribal children.  The study also examined the spending on education of the tribal children

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An Evaluation of Alternative Schooling System under DPEP in Kerala

The study was sponsored by the District Primary Education Programme (DPEP) of Government of Kerala. The study, done in 2004, was part of a larger study on the evaluation of alternative schooling system in India conducted in six states.  The Central Institute of Education, Delhi University was the nodal agency for the study. Alternative schooling system was initiated as part

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Status of Pre-primary Education in Kerala

The study was conducted for District Primary Education Programme (DPEP), Government of Kerala.  This pioneering study conducted in 2001, involved survey of over 3000 pre-primary education centres covering all districts of Kerala.  The objectives of the study inter alia were: to make an estimate of the number of pre-schools in Kerala, to make an estimate of the cove

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Sustainability Evaluation of Water Supply Schemes

The Centre was chosen for the conduct of Sustainability Evaluation Surveys of Water Supply Schemes under the Jalanidhi Project by the Kerala Rural Water Supply & Sanitation Agency (Jalanidhi), Government of Kerala. The Phase I exercise evaluated 303 drinking water schemes spread in 11 districts in Kerala and was conducted in 2015. The Phase II exercise was conducted in 62

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Census Survey of Coir Units and Sample Survey of Coir Workers

This project was sponsored by the Directorate of Coir Development, Government of Kerala. The study involved a census of coir units in the state as well as a sample survey of coir workers. The survey among the coir units covered aspects such as occupational status of workers, extent of mechanization in spinning and weaving, capacity utilisation, details about machinery and acc

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Diagnostic Study of Handloom Industry- A Study of Two Clusters in Kerala

The study sponsored by the Development Commissioner (Handlooms), Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, was done in 2007. The study covered two handloom clusters in Malabar region.

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Evaluation of the Schemes under the Special Component Plan (SCP)

The study was conducted in 2003 for the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India. This study covered the SCP in Ernakulam District of Kerala.

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