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Country Analysis Library Guide: Web


BBC News: Country Profiles

Countries and Their Cultures

CountryReports: Cultural, historical and statistical country information.

Culture Crossing Guide: Community built guide to cross-cultural etiquette and understanding. This user-built guide allows people from all walks of Allows users to share essential tips about how to navigate an increasingly borderless world with savvy and sensitivity.

globalEDGE: Michigan State University. Data for 11 major trading blocs & participating countries. Statistical data for 201 countries: history, economy & political conditions. International business & trade information for the 50 states. News, events & statistical data for 20 industry sectors.

Index Mundi: Detailed country statistics, charts & maps compiled from multiple sources.

International Labour Organization: ILOSTAT Database: Provides annual and infra-annual labour market statistics for over 100 indicators and 230 countries, areas and territories.

International Monetary Fund: Country Information: IMF reports and publications arranged by country.

International Monetary Fund: Global Data

issuu: United Nations Publications
issuu: World Bank Publications           

Kwintessential Country Profiles: Guides to Culture, Customs and Etiquette: Understanding languages, cultures, etiquettes and taboos. Information on a selected number of countries. Topics include language, useful phrases, the society, culture, business and social etiquettes.

Kwintessential: Doing Business in…Etiquette and Protocol Guides: Tips on international business values, etiquette, customs and protocol. Guides offer advice on etiquette associated with areas such as meeting and greeting, making appointments, gift giving, dining, business dress, building relationships, meetings and negotiations.

NationMaster: Country Profiles: Individual figures placed alongside those of other countries and shown relative to population. Allows users to generate graphs based on numerical data extracted from the CIA World Factbook and other sources.

OECD iLibrary: Country Statistical Profiles: Wide range of indicators on economy, education, energy, environment, foreign aid, health, information and communication, labour, migration, R&D, trade and society. Historical data refer to the latest eight time periods.

Trading Economics: Information for 196 countries including historical data for more than 300,000 economic indicators, exchange rates, stock market indexes, government bond yields and commodity prices. Data is based on official sources, not third party data providers.

UN Comtrade: United Nations Commodity Trade Statistics Database

UNCTADSTAT: United Nations Conference on Trade & Development

UNdata: United Nations Statistics Division

United Nations Statistics Division: World Statistics Pocketbook: Annual compilation of key statistical indicators. Over 50 indicators from more than 20 international statistical sources are presented in one-page profiles for 216 countries or areas of the world. Covers various years from 2005 to 2012.

United Nations Statistics Division: Compiles and disseminates global statistical information, develops standards and norms for statistical activities, and supports countries’ efforts to strengthen their national statistical systems.

United Nations Statistics Division: National Accounts Main Aggregates Database: Presents a series of analytical national accounts tables from 1970 onwards for more than 200 countries and areas of the world.

United Nations Statistics Division: Demographic Yearbook: Statistics on population size and composition, births, deaths, marriage and divorce on an annual basis. Special topics issues cover economic activity, educational attainment, household characteristics, housing, ethnicity and language...

The World Bank: Source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries. Partnership of five institutions to reduce poverty and support development. Two goals for the world to achieve by 2030: End extreme poverty by decreasing the percentage of people living on less than $1.25 a day to no more than 3% and Promote shared prosperity by fostering the income growth of the bottom 40% for every country.
   ◊ The World Bank Data: Countries & Economies / Topics / Indicators
   ◊ The World Bank: Data Catalog
      World Bank datasets:
         • World DataBank
         • World Development Indicators / DataBank
         • Africa Development Indicators / DataBank
         • Education Statistics / DataBank
         • GEM Commodities / DataBank (Global Economic Monitor Commodities)
         • Gender Statistics / DataBank
         • Global Economic Monitor / DataBank
         • Health Nutrition & Population Statistics / DataBank
         • International Comparison Program / DataBank
         • International Debt Statistics / DataBank
         • Joint External Debt Hub / DataBank
         • Worldwide Governance Indicators / DataBank
   ◊ Doing Business: Objective measures of business regulations for local firms in 185 economies and
      selected cities at the subnational.
   ◊ Global Economic Prospects: Outlook for the global economy and the implications for developing
      countries and poverty reduction.
   ◊ Global Financial Development Report: Re-examines a basic question of the financial crisis: what is
      the proper role of the state in financial development?     
    ◊ Global Monitoring Report: Focuses on how the world is doing in implementing the policies and
      actions for achieving the Millennium Development Goals and related development outcomes.

   ◊ Millenium Development Goals
   ◊ Policy Research Reports: Results of World Bank research on development policy.
   ◊ World Development Reports: Guide to the economic, social and environmental state of the world today.
      In-depth  analysis of a specific aspect of development.
    ◊ issuu: World.Bank.Publications

The World Bank: Countries & Economies / WORLD DATABANK
The primary World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially-recognized international sources. Presents the most current and accurate global development data available, and includes national, regional and global estimates.

World Economic Forum: Reports: WEF publishes a comprehensive series of reports which examine in detail a broad range of global issues as part of its mission of improving the state of the world: The Global Competitiveness Report, the Global Risks Report and the Global Gender Gap Report, as well as landmark titles covering the environment, education, individual industries and technologies.

World Trade Organization: Trade Profiles: Quick source for national and trade statistics of WTO members and countries which are in the process of negotiating WTO membership.