Asian Institute for Sustainable Development was founded as a social research and educational institute by some educationists, social scientists, engineers, and social workers. Organisation is registered under Societies Registration Act XXI, Jharkhand and the registration number is 110/05.PAN –AABTA6452D, FCRA – 337800195
The organization since its inception in 2005, has undertaken research studies in various fields like Base Line Survey, Health impact assessment, Agriculture, HIV/AIDS, Child Rights and different studies for the CSR component. Apart from research studies the organization has also taken up training on sustainable resources, projects on process documentation and policy document. AISD has been empanelled for National Sample Survey by Government of India, Ministry of Education, Government of India and Ministry of Agriculture, Government of Meghalaya.
AISD has also been empanelled with the National CSR Hub at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Mumbai. The empanelment enables AISD to be eligible for being considered in projects under the CSR initiatives of CPSEs (Central Public Sector Enterprise).
The thematic areas are Action research for livelihood development, Rights based child centric holistic community development, CSR research and implementation, institution building for community based NRM, Appropriate rehabilitation and resettlement of displaced. The geographic areas for taking up the studies are Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, West Bengal and Meghalaya.