Realize from what perspective these organizations are gathering their information.
Consider what the institution's values and beliefs are and how this might affect their interpretation of data.
If data is being pulled from an outside source, follow the source documention to potentially find more or better detailed information that you may be seeking.
Search these resources for country background information, snapshots (at a glance information) and statistical comparisons.
|CIA WORLD FACTBOOK
|Use for a quick country overview for current state of affairs regarding geography, people & society, government, economy, energy, communication, transportation, military, and transnational issues.
|BRITANNICA WORLD DATA ANALYST
Compare country data (demographic, education & health services, trade, economic, social protection, transportation, communication & information, vital statistics) using charts, tables, and ranked statistical tools.
|THE WORLD BANK
|Learn about currently funded projects and programs related to your country. Find data and information the World Bank has accumulated related to poverty, education, politics, and country development endeavors in relation to these projects.
|Look at statistical profiles, economic surveys, and more indicators about the current state of life in your country.