CIA World Factbook - provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.
World Competitiveness Online (Available on campus only)
Online version of the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook - analyzes and ranks the ability of nations to create and maintain an environment that sustains the competitiveness of enterprises based on over 300 criteria grouped into 4 main factors: economic performance, government efficiency, business efficiency, and infrastructure.
World development indicators online - includes statistical data on over 550 development indicators with time-series for 207 countries and 18 country groups.
Human development report UN1 D .H72 (Latest edition in MRR) Includes economic, demographic, social, labour and gender statistics.
globalEdge - excellent free site for country insights from Michigan State University.