African Business Guide
Internet Sources: DATABASES AND INFORMATION SERVICES
"An online business opportuntities newsletter
on investing and trade in 48 African countries."
- Energy Net
From the ThE-InfoSite link on the home page, users
can locate energy profiles, maps and news relating to African
countries, along with energy-related tenders & contracts.
- African Business Information
"An online source of information and analysis
on business and economy in Africa."
(Global Business Opportunities)
GLOBUS was part of the STAT-USA database of the Department of Commerce which ceased to exist in September, 2010. University of Central Florida libraries subject guide provides links to data sources which were used by the Department of Commerce to provide information on the STAT-USA website.
- Index on Africa
"Index on Africa is a gateway to information on
Africa on the Internet, with over 2,000 links sorted by country,
subject and news."
- IPAnet Investment Promotion
"Established in 1995 as part of the Multilateral
Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA's) mandate to enhance foreign
direct investment (FDI) in developing regions, the Investment
Promotion Network (IPAnet) is the leading international investment-specific
portal website providing free access to online foreign investment
and privatization resources. IPAnet provides an extensive searchable
database of over 10,000 web-based documents which include research
on economies and product markets, investment- related laws and
treaties to specific investment opportunities. These resources,
catalogued by country, sector and topic, are obtained primarily
from the World Bank Group, investment promotion agencies and privatization
agencies. The IPAnet business directories comprise contact information
for over 30,000 organizations and individuals involved in foreign
- Legal Services in Africa
A directory of legal services in Africa.
This site, a service by the European Commission, consists of a number of databases that cover a large number of countries. Access to Sectoral and Trade Barriers Database, SPS Database, Statistics and Studies sections is free. However, information under the Exporters Guide and Applied Tariffs is only available to users connecting for any of the 15 European Union member states. Site contains a vast amount of information on the African countries. Select links to the individual databases from the main page.
- MBendi Information for
"Africa's leading business website ... site provides
information on business opportunities in the African countries,
the companies and organizations active in various industry sectors,
the leading business and government personalities, a directory
of products, services, and development projects, details of conferences
and exhibitions, and information on African capital markets."
- UNIDO Industrial
Development Abstracts Database
"The Industrial Development Abstracts (IDA) is
an important source of information on the activities of the United
Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) to assist
industrialization in developing countries."
Census Bureau. International Data Base
"The International Data Base (IDB) offers a variety of demographic indicators for countries and areas of the world with a population of 5,000 or more. The IDB has provided access to demographic data for over 25 years to governments, academics, other organizations, and the public. It is funded by organizations that sponsor the research of the Census Bureau's International Programs Center."
Department of Commerce. National Trade Data Bank
Resource list from University of Central Florida Libraries
The NTDB (National Trade Data Bank) used to be part of STAT-USA which ceased to exist after September 30, 2010. The UCF Libraries list provides links to sources on Market & Country research, Daily Trade & Procurement Leads, and the International Trade Library.
- U.S. Department of Commerce. Trade Information Center
Specialists provide information on foreign market research,
export financing, export documentation, overseas trade events,
and state and local export assistance resources.
- OHADA Compendium of Texts
Site provides access to international trade law information
for the African countries. In French and English
- OPIC Investor's Information
Provides links to websites and documents providing economic,
business, political and social data for the African countries
doing business with OPIC.
- OT Africa Line
Worldwide shipping services providing port news information,
as well as, political and market information on the West Africa
- SADC Statistics
Offers the following datasets: Selected Indicators, Statistics Yearbook, Monthly Harmonized Consumer Price Index Newsletter on SADC member countries.
Bank Africa Development Indicators
"The primary World Bank collection of development indicators on Africa, compiled from officially-recognized international sources. It presents the most current and accurate global development data available, and includes national, regional and global estimates. "
Bank World Development Indicators Database
An extensive collection of social, economic and financial
Last updated: 05/20/2015