Benin: Business Guide
Country Descriptions & Profiles
Background Notes on Countries of the World: Benin
Published by the U.S. government, includes facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, foreign relations and travel/business information.
Benin Country Review
Annual CountryWatch publication, provides demographic, economic, business, and environmental data.
Benin Economic Competitiveness
Published by the Icon Group using vertical analysis or common-sized statements, provides estimates of the financial performance and labor productivity of countries compared to global benchmarks. Financial analysis includes asset, liability and income structure, ratios, profitability ratios and key percentile rankings. Labor productivity analysis includes asset-labor, liability-labor, and income-labor ratios.
Finance, Trade & Commerce
Produced by the World Bank, this database provides information on business regulations and their enforcement in many countries. Countries are ranked according to ease of doing business. The Doing Business Indicators are comparable across 175 economies: They include starting a business, dealing with licenses, employing workers, registering property, getting credit, enforcing contracts, paying taxes, protecting investors, and other indicators.
The EIU database provides access to the Economist Intelligence Unit Publications such as the Country Reports. Each country page in the database provides forecast updates and featured analysis on economic and political events, as well as content pertaining to market opportunities, government regulations, and the financial services sector. Types of reports vary by country. Type the country name into the search box and select the reports tab to access the latest country reports.
The Export.gov website provides access to the U.S. Commercial Service Market Research Library which contains more than 100,000 industry and country specific market reports including the “Doing Business In” guides. To access the Library, click on the Opportunities tab and select Market Research and Market Research Library. The Library is searchable by Industry, Region, Country and Report Type.
Created by the Center for International Business Education and Research at Michigan State University (MSU-CIBER), globalEDGE contains country-specific news, statistics, history, economics, and government data.
A resource from the Heritage Foundation evaluating the following areas: fiscal burden of government, government intervention in the economy, trade/monetary policy, property rights, and regulations.
News reports on Africa from African and international sources.
Statistics & Government Resources
The official website of the Central Bank of West African States includes information on currency rates, monetary policy, statistics, and much more. In French only.
Information about business and investment in Benin. Also contains information about flora and fauna, education, travel and tourism, visas, immigration, history, geography, people, and culture.
A website from the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Analysis of Benin.