KSSP has been involved in building up models for sustainable and equitable development; campaigning for decentralised planning and local level planning; initiating a large number of field experiments in local level planning; empowewring the local communities through volunteer based resource mappings, socio-economic survey, data analysis etc; formulation of people’s structures like “Neighbourhood groups” and village committees for transparent democracy; analysing the “Kerala Model” of development to arrive at general conclusions and seeking its improvement. With the help of its members and friends, KSSP undertakes regular studies on developmental issues of Kerala and publish papers, monographs and reference books.