Assesses a country's capacity for innovation based on factors including institutions, human capital, infrastructure, business and market sophistication, creative outputs, and knowledge and technology outputs.
Ratings of the business environement in 183 countries and cities examine the difficulty of hiring and firing workers, starting a business, getting credit, enforcing contracts, and closing a business. Published by the World Bank.
"Country Commerce" Guides, published by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), offer information on licensing and trade regulations, tax rates, competition codes, and rules of foreign investment in 60 countries. In Factiva, start by opening "Source" and choosing EIU Country Commerce.