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Country Research Databases

Country Research - US Government Sources

Country Studies: Federal Research Division Library of Congress

The Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world.  Watch the dates of publication on this series.

Note: The Country Studies Series should be cited as eBook resources.

Country Background Notes: U.S. Department of State

Country Background Notes include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty.

Global Agriculture Information Network (GAIN): U.S. Department of Agriculture

USDA'S Global Agriculture Information Network (GAIN) provides information on the agricultural economy, products and issues in foreign countries that are likely to have an impact on the United States' agricultural production and trade.

Country Analysis Briefs: US Energy Information Administration

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) collects independent energy information.  Country Analysis Briefs have comprehensive information about a country's energy resources.

Doing Business In... Country Guides

Country Commercial Guides are the “Doing Business In ______” guides.

To retrieve these reports:

  1. Open U.S. Commercial Service Market Research Library
  2. Select the country you want to research
  3. Report Type: choose "Country Commercial Guides"

Doing Business Project

The World Bank's Doing Business Project provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 183 economies and selected cities at the subnational and regional level.

    Statistics for Countries Around the World

    The problem with statistics on countries is not that they don't exist but rather that they can be hard to find.  Below find a selection of highly useful, somewhat hidden statistical sites for countries and regions around the world

    IMF Country Information Reports

    International Monetary Fund - Country Information

    Find additional information about a country--specifically, any IMF interactions or discussions a country has had