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BUS 440: Business in Regional and Emerging Markets: Home

This guide will help students in the BUS 440: Business in Regional and Emerging Markets locate data about countries.

East African Economic Community

"The East African Community (EAC) is a regional intergovernmental organization of 7 Partner States: The Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republics of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda, and the United Republic of Tanzania, with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania."

Note: Some sources listed in the Data Portal have not been updated with the most recent data. You will find more up-to-date information for UN and World Bank sources by going directly to those sites to find the data.


The Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR for its Spanish initials) is a regional integration process, initially established by Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay, and subsequently joined by Venezuela and Bolivia* -the latter still complying with the accession procedure.

Web pages are mostly in Spanish and Portuguese (with main pages also in English). While using Google Chrome, if you find a page that doesn't include the English version, right click on the mouse and use the "Translate to English" feature.

Note: Some MERCOSUR sources seem to only include coverage up to around 2013-2015. If this is the case, try locating the data from International Sources that cover all countries instead of a MERCOSUR-specific source. Try the World Bank, UN, World Health Organization, etc.

Top Resources

The CIA World Factbook 

provides users with an excellent concise country overview (map. introduction, geography, people, economy, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues). You can either lookup by country or use the "Country Comparisons" link to search by variable.


World Development Indicators

The primary World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially-recognized international sources. It presents the most current and accurate global development data available, and includes national, regional and global estimates.