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Policy and regulations regarding trade, imports and exports, banking, taxes, along with information about the economy, education, environment, foreign policy, and political system of a given country can often be found on a country's official web site. Use any search engine to locate these sites. Below are some examples:
Provides objective measures of business regulations for local firms in 189 economies and selected cities at the sub-national level, measuring the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it.
Provides essential political, economic and commercial information on over 130 countries worldwide. Identifies changes in business risk and provides detailed analysis of a country's prospects in the short to medium term.
From the CIA, the Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.
Covers daily life of cultural groups in Asia, Europe, the Americas and Africa. Each volume is organized by continent, covering history, politics, customs, religion, education, human rights issues, teen life, and more