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. BIES is a non-profit organisation 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) and 80G of Income Tax Act.
GEOGRAPHICAL AREA OF OPERATION: BIES operational area is all over India. We have particularly worked in the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.
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.
BIES has in the past-received grant in aid from several ministries of the Government of India 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, Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices, Govt. of India, Department of Human Resources Development, Govt. of Bihar, Rural Development Institute, USA, Church’s Auxiliary for Social Action (CASA) and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES).
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.