ASHA conducts independent research and analysis with an objective to build capacity in economic & social policy and development management. ASHA has concentrated it’s research work on global social & economic issues and in particular on regional development issues of south and southeast Asia. It’s broad research theme pertain to education, health, gender development, human rights, tribal development and environmental sustainability.
As a research driven organization, ASHA focuses on social and economic reforms that work towards achieving India’s national vision. Its main emphasis is on public policy matters like governance, social services, quality of life, poverty, education, health and human security.