Mbendi provides an broad analysis
of countries around the world.
of Congress country studies
The Library of Congress is one
of the major online sources of research and information
in the US and provides a fairly comprehensive country studies
covering a whole host of topics, including the economy
, trade, industry and business. This is one of the more
comprehensive sources of information and should serve as
one of your first ports of call.
Economist country briefing
The Economist provides a more
economic view of the country, but also includes recent
economic, political and other news, economic data, a short
history as well as a poltical overview. The Economist is
a respected source of information and is an essential port
of call in your secondary research efforts.
The BBC provides an overview
of the country, covering the following headings; overview,
facts, leaders, and media view. The focus is more on
"newsy" and political items rather than on hard economic
information. Nevertheless, the information is concise and
up-to-date. This is a good site to get an overall feel
of what is happening in the country currently.
profile from NationsOnline
This site provides a gateway
of links to other sites covering topics such as government,
news, business, culture, education, etc. It is more focused
on cultural, poltical and related information, rather than
on economic or trade matters. It is worth a visit if you
are trying to get a broader perspective of the country.
Bank country profiles
The World Bank provides a range
of information and data on the country, including a country
briefing, data and statistics, news and events, publications
and reports, programmes and projects, and links to related
information. There is some interesting information on this
site, but the focus is a World Bank one covering developmental
and assistance matters. It remains worth a visit.