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Product Highlights

CountryWatch is an online aggregator and original author of geopolitical, economic, historical, environmental, cultural, and corporate information, news, and data on 194 recognized countries throughout the world. CountryWatch offers a variety of subscription options providing all or some of the following services: Country Reviews, Country Wire, CountryWatch Data, CountryWatch Map Gallery, and Intelligence Wire.

Premium Access Subscription

The Premium Access Subscription includes:

  • Country Reviews: provides comprehensive demographic, political, economic, social, corporate, cultural, and environmental information and data on each of the 194 recognized countries in a concise and consistent online format.
  • Country Wire: provides real-time news for each of the 194 recognized countries; it features articles from a dozen newswire services including but not limited to United Press International, Pan African, Interfax, Xinhua, and the Caribbean News Agency, and accumulates these articles in a one-year, keyword searchable archive.
  • CountryWatch Map Gallery: contains over 170 thematic maps covering cultural, economic, macroeconomic, and environmental topics. As well, it provides 13 graphs programs that forecast trends in topics such as population growth and macroeconomic activity per region.
  • CountryWatch Data: a storehouse of over ten years worth of raw data covering macroeconomic, economic, health, demographic, cultural, sociological, and environmental statistics. The results of data searches are downloadable in Excel and GIS mapping software and allow for cross-country comparisons.
  • Intelligence Wire: briefing and analysis of topic issues affecting various countries of the world. Written by CountryWatch, articles contained in the Political Intelligence Wire change weekly and reflect material events occurring across the globe.

Youth Edition Subscription

  • CountryWatch Youth Edition: a concise version of CountryWatch tailored to younger students exploring the countries of the world. The Youth Edition incorporates resources appealing to the younger audiences such as cultural information, recipes, quizzes, and interesting facts for each of the 194 world countries covered.

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License Agreements (Terms & Conditions)

The CountryWatch license agreement is available on the website. Use of the database assumes that the user is complying with the terms of use.

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Technical Support

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Toll Free: 800-879-3885, ext. 142
Fax: 713-355-3770


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