Country Overviews or Profiles
Use profiles from multiple resources to get a comprehensive overview of a country, including demographics, culture, religion, history, economy, politics, government structure, infrastructure, and risks. Start with Economist Intelligence Unit.
Doing Business in. . .
Start with the Doing Business guides at Export.gov.
The library has some "Doing Business in" publications for selected countries. Search Catalyst, the JHU Libraries' catalog, for these terms, your country or region, or resources on business culture or cross-cultural. These resources provide background and address regulations, barriers to entry, etiquette, and more.
DoingBusiness.org (through the World Bank) might provide some free information online or lead you to a list of publications for your country, which focus on regulations.
Use a web search engine (such as Google) to find similar reports or recent business information for a country. Search example: "Doing Business in" Thailand.
World Bank E-Library
View the "Doing Business" series of annual reports in this licensed database. Consult with our government librarian for assistance.
Data and Statistics (Print Resources)
The GIS and Data librarians, on A-level, can assist you in obtaining statistics, economic indicators, demographic data and other information released by the U.S. government or the country.
Official publications of foreign countries will identify credible sources that the country provides.
Yearbooks, statistical abstracts, and compendia released by a country may be available in print or on microfilm. Consult with the GIS and Data librarians to locate. Latest editions for selected countries are in the A-level Reference collection (HA call number range).
Try these print reference books to locate statistics and rankings, now available in online format:
Statistical Abstract of the United States
Also available in print. Call Number: M-level Reference HA 202
Data and Statistics (Electronic Resources)
Log into these databases with your JHU (JHED) ID and password.
Perform a web search for embassies, government agencies, offices of official statistics, or departments of labor or commerce for your country. They provide information to businesses that seek opportunities in that location.
View the Consumer Expenditure Survey, Consumer Price Index, and other statistical resources for foreign countries, international business, trade, economics, transportation, and other topics through this page for Statistics.