A data resource and set of benchmarking tools is online and available to the general public, as well as to USAID officers and development contractors. Developed by Nathan Associates under the Country Analytic Support II project, CountryCompass centralizes—and renders searchable—a vast collection of economic information on individual countries and regions, including
Over the past four years, Nathan Associates has carried out more than 55 data-intensive country assessments. Each provides an overview of a national economy and, where relevant, takes into account factors involving conflict. At CountryCompass, you can download assessments, retrieve and view regularly updated data on economic growth, and use robust data visualization tools to compare data by country, topic, and time period. The online visualization tools include worldwide and regional choropleth mapping, comparison graphing, and time series graphing. The searchable collection of literature on economic growth determinants and postconflict economic growth is also updated regularly.