Bolivia: Business Guide

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Country Descriptions & Profiles

Note: Includes country profiles from several sources: Business Monitor International, Countrywatch Inc., Datamonitor, EIU, Global Insight, Going Global, Icon Group, OECD, and PRS Group. Select “Country Reports” from “Publications” column on the right. Highlights include:

Background Notes on Countries of the World: Bolivia
Published by the U.S. government, includes facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, foreign relations and travel/business information.

Bolivia Country Review
Annual CountryWatch publication, provides demographic, economic, business, and environmental data.

Bolivia 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.

Political Risk Yearbook: Bolivia Country Forecast
Published annually by PRS Group and includes the Political Risk Service rating system which assesses different political scenarios within a country, 18-month and five year forecasts based on a variety of political scenarios, the country’s political framework, key political player as well as economic conditions, investment, taxation and environmental trends, foreign relations, defense forces and the country’s history and geography.

Finance, Trade, & Commerce

Doing Business. Benchmarking Business Regulations.

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, protecting investors, paying taxes, enforcing contracts, and other indicators.

The Economist Intelligence Unit

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. Type of reports vary country by country. Type the country name into the search box and select the reports tab to access the latest country reports.

Global Edge: Bolivia

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.

Index of Economic Freedom: Bolivia

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.

OECD iLibrary (2000)
Note: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development provides statistics and report on its 30 country members in addition to various reports, statistics and working papers covering macroeconomics, trade, education, science, development, and innovation with approximately 70 countries it has relationships with. Content varies by country.

Statistics & Government Resources

Banco Central De Bolivia (Central Bank)

The official website of the Central Bank of Bolivia includes information on currency rates, monetary policy, statistics, and much more

Bolivian Embassy in Washington D.C.

Information about business and investment in Bolivia. Also contains information about flora and fauna, education, travel and tourism, visas, immigration, history, geography, people, and culture.

National Institute of Statistics-Bolivia

Important social, economic, and cultural statistics, with links to other useful sites.