Includes quarterly analysis and forecasts of the political, economic, and business environment in more than 180 countries, including analysis of trade policies and investment climate.
Political, economic, and commercial information for over 250 countries and territories and over 1650 international organizations. Includes basic statistics and directory listings. Permits comparison of statistical data from different countries.
Country-specific career information.
Includes information on major U.S. cities; employers; job and internship listings, and information on companies that have applied for H1B visas.
Produced by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, provides brief surveys of the economic, geographic, and political conditions of most countries, dependent areas, and other entities.
See also the Fast Answers on Business Culture.
Country profiles and competitiveness rankings on criteria related to domestic economy, international trade, international investment, government efficiency, business efficiency, and infrastructure.
Analyzes and ranks the ability of nations to create and maintain a competitive environment. Contains cross-country and regional comparisons.
Pocket World in Figures
Ref. HA 155 .P63 in the Stamps Reading Room.
Annually Ranks countries in areas such as geography, population, business, the economy, trade, transport, finance, industry, demographics, the environment, society, culture, and crime.
Provides multiple measures of countries' social progress and well being, including basic needs such as nutrition, water and sanitation, and shelter; foundations of well being such as access to information and communications; and opportunity, such as access to advanced education.
Ref. HF 1414 .G56 in the Stamps Reading Room.
Also available online from the World Economic Forum, analyzes and ranks countries by openness, quality of government, finances, infrastructure technology, management, labor, and institutions. Two-page country profiles include strengths and weaknesses. Major portion of publication is devoted to global and regional analyses.
Ref. HD 9696.8.A2 G56 in the Stamps Reading Room.
Documents how information and communication technologies (ICTs) are being used around the world. Ranks countries according to their capacity to take advantage of ICT networks; includes country profiles and topical chapters.
Rates and ranks countries by corruption and openness.
A.T. Kearney ranks 60 cities in 40 countries on city-level responses to globalization.
Business and Economic Environment
Database provides measures of business regulations and their enforcement. Select canned comparisons on number of procedures required and number of days to complete various tasks such as starting a business or getting credit. Custom reports available.
Provides EIU City Data, EIU Country Commerce, and EIU Country Finance.
Country studies, forecasting publications, reports, periodicals, and socio-economic databases from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Alumni version available via eBaker.
Select statistics can be downloaded. Includes information and data on non-OECD countries.
Standard & Poor's Global Credit Portal
Formerly known as Standard & Poor's Ratings Direct. Research on bond issues from around the world, including public finance and structured finance issues.
Includes analysis of debt issues, including sovereign debt.
Handbook of Country Risk: A Guide to International Business and Trade
Provides analysis on risks involved in trading in countries worldwide and assigns a rating to each country. Provides key economic indicators and performance by industry sector. There is a companion site, Coface.
In-depth reports on the business environment in various countries. Some industry reports are also available.
Political risk data with over 75 country risk-related variables including political, social, economic, financial, and government stability.
Social and Cultural Environment
Focused analysis from the United Nations Development Programme. Includes rankings of countries on measures such as the life expectancy, access to health care and technology, income distribution, and literacy.
Provides regional assessments of corruption. Goal is to raise awareness of the impact of corruption and advocate policy reforms.
Craighead's International Business, Travel, and Relocation Guide to Countries
Information on travel and relocation to 90 countries around the globe. Includes sections on business practices, medical care and insurance, school systems, banking and currency.
Click on data tool under the Reports drop-down menu in order to extract economic and finance data by country, item and year. Includes forecasts.
Statistical data and reports from the International Monetary Fund.
Includes International Financial Statistics, Balance of Payment Statistics, and Direction of Trade Statistics.
A list of links to national statistical agencies. This website is good source for country-specific social and economic indicators, including national census data.
Produced by the St. Louis Federal Reserve, provides a way to look for worldwide economic indicators. Links to individual indicators (such as GDP and Inflation) available for countries. Descriptions are searchable by title, country, subject, source and keyword.
Market research reports on consumer products and industries worldwide from Euromonitor International.
Data on household consumption patterns in developing countries. Select data by country and sector.
Statistics from the World Bank for almost 600 development indicators, dating as far back as 1960.
Includes development indicators for public health, environment, education, and labor force.
Macroeconomic, industrial, and financial time series for China and other countries.
Provides external debt and financial flow data for the 136 countries that report public and publicly guaranteed debt to the World Bank's Debtor Reporting System.
Comprehensive economic and financial time-series database covering 150 countries and 6,500 different data series
Search for statistics by subject, including agriculture, economics, energy, immigration and transportation.