The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) provides quarterly analysis and forecasts of the political, economic and business environment in more than 180 countries. Included in each country report is a detailed review and analysis of political and economic events, a compilation of the latest economic indicators as well as a 12-24 month political outlook and economic projection.
Emerging Markets collects and produces full-text news articles, financial statements, company information, industry analyses, equity quotes, macroeconomic statistics, and market-specific information on more than 80 emerging economies.
The Worldwide Governance Indicators reports governance indicators for 213 economies over the period 1996–2010, for six dimensions of governance: Voice and Accountability, Political Stability and Absence of Violence, Government Effectiveness, Regulatory Quality, Rule of Law, and Control of Corruption.
YaleGlobal Online is the flagship publication of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization. The magazine explores the implications of the growing interconnectedness of the world by drawing on the rich intellectual resources of the Yale University community, scholars from other universities, and public- and private-sector experts from around the world.
Issued by the U.S. Department of State. The reports, available from 1993 to 2001, provide comprehensive analysis of economic policies and trade practices of countries (The reports were abolished in 2002).
The ILO is the international organization responsible for drawing up and overseeing international labour standards. It is the only 'tripartite' United Nations agency that brings together representatives of governments, employers and workers to jointly shape policies and programmes promoting Decent Work for all. This unique arrangement gives the ILO an edge in incorporating 'real world' knowledge about employment and work.
Euromoney covers companies and economic situations around the world. The Regions and Countries area of the web site is a good place to find recent articles on events and issues in particular countries, but to search there, you must first apply for a user name and password. Each September the magazine publishes a list of the world's countries ranked by level of risk. This list is particularly useful because it identifies and defines key components of risk.
The World Bank's twice-yearly Global Economic Prospects examines growth trends for the global economy and how they affect developing countries. The reports include three-year forecasts for the global economy and long-term global scenarios which look ten years into the future. Topical annexes in this online publication cover financial markets, trade, commodities, and inflation.
Provides a multi-dimensional approach to benchmark a country's performance to global economies. Analyzes and ranks each nation's ability to provide an environment that sustains the competitiveness of enterprises. Divided into four main categories: Economic Performance, Government Efficiency, Business Efficiency, and Infrastructure. Helpful graphs show rankings in terms of population, GDP, and region. Detailed explanation of methods is provided.
The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), a statutory board under the Ministry of Law since April 2001, is the lead government agency that advises on and administers intellectual property (IP) laws, promotes IP awareness and provides the infrastructure to facilitate the development of IP in Singapor
IIPI is the foremost organization for providing education and guidance about intellectual property (IP) rights to leader and innovators in developing countries. Since 1998, the nonprofit organization has worked with nations to create jobs and increase competitiveness through the use of IP rights. IIPI has also helped stem the tide of counterfeit goods into the US and reduce patent infringement and unfair competition.
The USPTO advises the President of the United States, the Secretary of Commerce, and U.S. Government agencies on intellectual property (IP) policy, protection, and enforcement; and promotes the stronger and more effective IP protection around the world.
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is the United Nations agency dedicated to the use of intellectual property (patents, copyright, trademarks, designs, etc.) as a means of stimulating innovation and creativity.
The Climate Savers Computing Initiative is a nonprofit group of eco-conscious consumer, business and conservation organizations. Started in 2007, the organization is dedicated to improving the power efficiency and reducing the energy consumption of computers.
"ETC supports the development of technology-based environmental solutions to the management and treatment of hazardous waste to better protect human health and the environment. ETC seeks solutions that consider both short-term and long-range environmental and economic impacts and supports the development of environmental standards that are protective, practical and based on sound science."
The OTA was founded in 1984 by organic producers and handlers as the Organic Foods Production Association of North America (OFPANA). Its mission is to promote and protect the growth of organic trade to benefit the environment, farmers, the public, and the economy.
Founded in 1980 by major building trade associations as the Passive Solar Industries Council, today the SBIC is an independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance the design, affordability, energy performance, and environmental soundness of buildings in the U.S.