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CIA World Factbook
a reference resource produced by the Central Intelligence Agency with almanac-style information about the countries of the world.
BBC Country Profiles
Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions.
They also include audio and video clips from BBC archives.
Global Edge (MSU)
information, insights, and learning resources on global business activities.
Encyclopedia of the Nations
detailed information about one hundred ninety three countries in the world, information about the United Nations and the associated agencies, and World Leaders.
"Find Market Sizing and Trends on any sector, in any country."
Time Graphics Library
Crowd-sourced statistical data
a non-profit venture registered in Stockholm, Sweden, that promotes sustainable global development and achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals by increased use and understanding of statistics and other information about social, economic and environmental development at local, national and global levels.
a graphical illustration that shows the distribution of various age groups in a population, which forms the shape of a pyramid when the population is growing.
Indexes and Indicators
Search for indexes/indicators created by organizations (NGOs and GOs) to compare countries. Search Google for keywords, such as "global index indicators" + a topic of interest. Below are a few index/indicators to consider.
This guide was created by Melody Diehl Detar. Recommendations by Carmen Orth-Alfie, Larry Sheret, Joseph Nowakowski, Jody Bailey, Cheryl Cullier, Adam Dastrup. Photo by Same Beasley on Unsplash.