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  • Africa Biz Online External Link
    "An online business opportuntities newsletter on investing and trade in 48 African countries."
  • Energy Net External Link
    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 Services (AfBis) External Link
    "An online source of information and analysis on business and economy in Africa."
  • GLOBUS (Global Business Opportunities) External Link
    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 External Link
    "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 Network External Link
    "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 investment."
  • Legal Services in Africa External Link
    A directory of legal services in Africa.
  • Market Access Database External Link

    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 External Link
    "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 External Link
    "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."
  • U.S. 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."
  • U.S. Department of Commerce. National Trade Data Bank External Link
    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 and Overviews External Link
    Site provides access to international trade law information for the African countries. In French and English
  • OPIC Investor's Information Gateway
    Provides links to websites and documents providing economic, business, political and social data for the African countries doing business with OPIC.
  • OT Africa Line External Link
    Worldwide shipping services providing port news information, as well as, political and market information on the West Africa countries.
  • SADC Statistics External Link
    Offers the following datasets: Selected Indicators, Statistics Yearbook, Monthly Harmonized Consumer Price Index Newsletter on SADC member countries.
  • World Bank Africa Development Indicators External Link
    "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. "
  • World Bank World Development Indicators Database External Link

    An extensive collection of social, economic and financial indicators.

    Last updated: 05/20/2015

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