About Us

Bihar Institute of Economic Studies (BIES) was established in the year 1990 by a group of eminent economists and academicians, having expertise and rich experience in their respective fields. It is a non-profit organization registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1860 with the Government of Bihar, Registration No. 407/89-90 dated 25.01.1990 and also under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) with Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, Registration No. 031170144, dated 25.09.1998. BIES is also an approved institution u/s 12(A) of Income Tax Act.

BIES conducts Social Science Research, Evaluation, provides Consultancy on Developmental Issues, Design and Implement developmental activities and Organizes Seminars/Workshop on Socio-economic issues including training of different stakeholders. Its area of operation is all over India particularly Bihar & Jharkhand.

  • Area of Research and Actions

    Since its inception in 1990, BIES has successfully completed several projects on Health, Population, Human Rights, Education, Rural Development, Watershed, Tribal Development and has carried Emergency Flood Relief. BIES has also conducted Workshop on Social Defence, Panchayati Raj, Land Reforms and Economic Development.

  • Project Partners

    BIES has in the past, received grant-in-aid from different ministries/departments of the Central & State Government as well as reputed international agencies including the Planning Commission, Ministry of Rural Development, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, CAPART, ICSSR, Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices, Govt. of India, Department of Human Resources Development, Govt. of Bihar, Indian Oil Corporation, IL&FS, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Rural Development Institute (USA), UNICEF and Church’s Auxiliary for Social Action (CASA).


Mission: Social and Economic Empowerment of Disadvantaged Population Group.


Objectives: BIES conducts Social Science Research and Evaluation, provides Consultancy on Developmental Issues, Design and Implement Action Programmes and organises Seminars/ Workshops on socio-economic development.