Country Analysis Guide
Table of Contents
Cultural, historical and statistical country information.
- Culture Crossing
Community built guide to cross-cultural etiquette and understanding. This user-built guide allows people from all walks of life to share essential tips with each other about how to navigate an increasingly borderless world with savvy and sensitivity.
- Kwintessential Country Profiles: Guides to Culture, Customs and Etiquette
Understanding other people’s languages, cultures, etiquettes and taboos is of great value to the traveler or visiting business person. Includes 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
Provides tips on international business values, etiquette, customs and protocol for business people traveling abroad. Each guide offers some advice on the etiquette associated with areas such as meeting and greeting, making appointments, gift giving, dining, business dress, building relationships, meetings and negotiations.
- NationMaster.com: Nations of the World
Individual figures placed alongside 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, a central location that allows you to compare countries on any statistic you like. The purpose of the site is to promote education and understanding about the world. To make it easy to engage with the indicators that shape global commerce, health, politics and ecology. To make the facts easily accessible and meaningful. To bring the works of academics, public agencies and private researchers to a wider audience.
- OECD.StatExtracts: Country Statistical Profiles
This statistical profile, updated yearly, is a snapshot of data selected from more than 40 statistical databases available on SourceOECD.
- United Nations Conference on Trade & Development (UNCTAD): Country Fact Sheets
Each sheet contains the most recent data on FDI flows and stocks, mergers and acquisitions, largest TNCs and regulatory changes. Fact Sheets for 188 economies are available.
- United Nations Statistics Division: World Statistics Pocketbook
Key statistical indicators prepared by the United Nations Statistics Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Over 50 indicators have been collected from more than 20 international statistical sources and are presented in one-page profiles for 216 countries or areas of the world. The topics covered include: agriculture, balance of payments, education, energy, environment, food, gender, health, industrial production, information and communication, international finance, international tourism, international trade, labour, migration, national accounts, population and prices.
- United Nations Statistics Division: National Accounts Main Aggregates Database
Contains a complete and consistent set of time series from 1970 onwards of main national accounts aggregates for all UN Members States and all other countries and areas in the world.
- United Nations Statistics Division: Demographic Yearbook
Disseminates statistics on population size and composition, births, deaths, marriage and divorce on an annual basis. Special topics issues cover a wide range of additional topics including economic activity, educational attainment, household characteristics, housing, ethnicity and language, among others.
- The World Bank
A vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. They are made up of two unique development institutions owned by 185 member countries—the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA). The IBRD focuses on middle income and creditworthy poor countries, while IDA focuses on the poorest countries in the world. Together they provide low-interest loans, interest-free credit and grants to developing countries for education, health, infrastructure, communications and many other purposes.
- The World Bank Data: Countries / Topics / Indicators
- The World Bank: Data Catalog
The World Bank’s Open Data initiative is intended to provide all users with access to World Bank data. The data catalog is a listing of available World Bank data sources. These resources include databases, pre-formatted tables and reports. Each of the listings includes a description of the data source and a direct link to that source. Where possible, the databases are linked directly to a selection screen to allow users to select the countries, indicators, and years they would like to search.
- Countries & Regions
- Country At a Glance Tables
Presents two pages of key indicators tracing the trends in social and economic development from the last three decades. Aggregates for each country’s regional and income groups are also included.
- Policy Research Reports
The World Bank’s Policy Research Report series brings to a broad audience the results of World Bank research on development policy. The reports are designed to contribute to the debate on appropriate public policies for developing economies.
- Policy Research Working Papers
- World Development Reports
The annual WDR is a guide to the economic, social and environmental state of the world today. Each year the WDR provides in-depth analysis of a specific aspect of development.
- Global Monitoring Report Series
The Global Monitoring Report series focuses on how the world is doing in implementing the policies and actions for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and related development outcomes. The reports are a framework for accountability in global development policy.
- World Development Indicators /
The World Development Indicators (WDI) provides a comprehensive selection of economic, social and environmental indicators, drawing on data from the World Bank and more than 30 partner agencies. The database covers more than 900 indicators for 210 economies with data back to 1960.
- Global Economic Prospects
GEPs explore the short-, medium, and long-term outlook for the global economy and the implications for developing countries and poverty reduction. Each year the Report focuses on the long-term analysis of issues that are central to development and poverty reduction, including trade, regionalism, migration and remittances, climate change, and technological innovation and their impact on developing countries.
- World Bank Journals
- The Doing Business Project
Provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 183 economies and selected cities at the subnational and regional level.
- issuu: World.Bank.Publications
- World Trade Organization: Trade Profiles
This booklet is a quick source for national and trade statistics of WTO members and countries which are in the process of negotiating WTO membership.