Find Country Profiles

Posted February 8th, 2008 by Katherine McNeill

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Looking for profiles of countries? Need information on:

  • doing business in another country
  • risk analysis
  • economic and political conditions
  • history and factual summaries

Try these databases from the MIT Libraries:

  • Business Monitor: Industry sector, economic, political and company research on 175 countries. Includes political and economic risk analysis.
  • CIA World Factbook: Brief factual and graphical surveys of the economic, geographic and political conditions of 267 countries, dependent areas and other entities.
  • Doing Business (World Bank): Objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 178 countries and selected cities at the subnational and regional level.
  • EIU Country Intelligence: Analysis of historical political, infrastructural, and economic trends; forecasts of economic and political conditions; and information on operating conditions, commercial laws, and business regulations for individual countries.
  • Europa World Yearbook: Detailed country surveys containing analytical, statistical and directory data for over 250 countries, territories, and regions.
  • Export.gov Market Research Library: Information on the business and economic situations of foreign countries and the politics as it affects U.S. business. (Select Market Research Library, then under Report Type pick Country Commercial Guides [CCG]).

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