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Country Commercial Guides

May 1, 2017

Country Commercial Guides (CCG’s) are prepared annually by U.S. embassies with the assistance of several U.S. government agencies, and they use economic, political and market analysis to give an in-depth look at the commercial environment in various countries. There’s a wealth of information here.

 

Open Access

https://www.export.gov/ccg

Doing Business

May 1, 2017

Doing Business is an annual report from the World Bank that provides rankings, evaluations, and measures of business regulations and laws and their enforcement for small and medium sized domestic business across more than 190 economies and selected cities at the subnational and regional level. Reports are typically available from 2004 to 2020.

“Statement of World Bank Group on Discontinuing Doing Business Report

After data irregularities on Doing Business 2018 and 2020 were reported internally in June 2020, World Bank management paused the next Doing Business report and initiated a series of reviews and audits of the report and its methodology. Read the full statement released by the World Bank Group on the Doing Business report.”

Read Statement

Open Access

https://www.doingbusiness.org/

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor

May 1, 2017

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) is a not-for-profit academic research consortium that produes an annual assessment of the entrepreneurial activity, aspirations and attitudes of individuals across a wide range of countries. The data collected is ‘harmonized’ by a central team of experts, guaranteeing its quality and facilitating cross-national comparisons.

The program has three main objectives:

  • Measure differences in the level of entrepreneurial activity between countries
  • Uncover factors leading to appropriate levels of entrepreneurship
  • Suggest policies that may enhance the national level of entrepreneurial activity.
GEM endevors to make the data to as wide an audience as possible.  (source: organizations website)

Open Access

http://www.gemconsortium.org/

International Country Risk Guide (ICRG) Country Data

April 28, 2017

Provides access to the data underlying the International Country Risk Guide (ICRG) publication. It includes MONTHLY averages of political risk and economic indicators; Coplin-O’Leary ratings and forecasts; and some general geographic and political information for 145 countries from 1984 to present. Dates of coverage for individual countries vary.
Special Note:  Users will need to allow popups to enable this database to work properly.

(source Davis Library)

UNC-CH users only

https://guides.lib.unc.edu/go.php?c=23609005

International Debt Statistics

April 28, 2017

International Debt Statistics presents external debt and financial flow data for the 120 economies that report public and publicly-guaranteed debt to the World Bank’s Debtor Reporting System. The time series for 216 indicators run from 1970 to 2012, with contractual obligations data projected for another 10 years. International Debt Statistics also includes topical country data and regional aggregates showing time series in table and chart form. The topics are: external debt, aggregate net resource flows (long term), net flows and transfers on debt, net financial flows from multilateral institutions, and international bond issues (new and outstanding).  (Source: Davis Library)

UNC-CH users only

https://guides.lib.unc.edu/go.php?c=23608956

Passport GMID (Global Market Information Database)

April 28, 2017

A great source for analysis and statistics on industries, markets, and countries from Euromonitor. GMID contains historical data starting in 1995 and 5 years of forecasts of market size (units and value) data for 330 consumer products in many countries.

Passport GMID also contains:

Historical and forecast economic, demographic and marketing statistics from 1977 to 2020.

Historic and forecasts of consumer lifestyle statistics including disposable income, consumer expenditure trends, eating and drinking habits, home ownership statistics and health data for 71 countries.

Key political and economic indicators for 205 countries.

More than 4,500 industry and market reports on global and country levels.

Special Note: Because of our license agreement, you will be asked for your UNC Onyen and password every time you use GMID, both on and off campus.

UNC-CH users only

https://guides.lib.unc.edu/go.php?c=23608535

ProQuest Business Market Research Collection

April 28, 2017

​Conduct company, industry, economic and geopolitical market research with information from these sources:

  • Hoover’s Company Profiles: profiles of more than 40,000 global companies. Information typically includes location, officers, competitors and for publicly traded companies financial information.
  • OxResearch: research on economic and political conditions and developments from researchers at Oxford and other leading universities and Think Tanks.

UNC-CH users only

https://guides.lib.unc.edu/go.php?c=23808292

WDI (World Development Indicators) Online

April 28, 2017

This publication of the World Bank contains more than 1400 indicators. The indicators cover a wide range of social, economic and demographic areas including major economic indicators, information on population, health, gender, poverty, natural resources, financial matters, environmental variables, and other topics related to economic and social development. More than 250 goegraphic areas  are covered. The geographic areas can be individual countries or groups of countries (East Asia, High Income, OECD, Sub-Saharan Africa, and 40 other groupings).

UNC-CH users only

https://guides.lib.unc.edu/go.php?c=23608490