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Australian Government - Bolivia
Country profile, economic and trade information, and foreign relations from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

BBC News Profile - Bolivia
A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.

CIA World Factbook - Bolivia
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.

FAO and Bolivia
Information on economic and agricultural issues from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). It also has a good selection of maps.

Human Development Report on Bolivia
Provides quick statistics on human development, economy, labor force, and population from the United Nations Development Programme.

IAEA - Bolivia
Country factsheet on multilateral and safeguard agreements from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

IEA - Bolivia
Country information, energy-related statistics, graphs and publications from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

ITC - Bolivia
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).

Library of Congress Country Study - Bolivia
This is a book-length report studying the history, social customs, and politics of the country from early times to the present.

OHCHR - Bolivia
Country background, treaties, reporting status, calendar of events and publications related to human rights from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR).

UNdata Country Profile - Bolivia
Provides summary, economic, social, and environmental statistics from the United Nations Statistics Division.

UNESCO Worldwide - Bolivia
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States. United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Bolivia
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.

United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - Bolivia
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.

U.S. Commercial Service - Bolivia
Country profile about doing business abroad by the Commercial Service, the global business solutions unit of the Department of Commerce.

U.S. Department of Energy - Bolivia
Country analysis briefs on energy consumption and exports in Bolivia.

U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Bolivia
This resource provides background information on issues such as the economy, history, politics, and foreign relations. The State Department also provides access to annual reports on human rights and terrorism.
Portal del Gobierno de Bolivia (in Spanish only)
Government Portal

Banco Central de Bolivia (in Spanish only)
Central Bank of Bolivia

Corte Nacional Electoral (in Spanish only)
National Electoral Court of Bolivia

Honorable Congreso Nacional (in Spanish only)
National Congress

Instituto Nacional de Estadística (in Spanish only)
National Institute of Statistics

Poder Judicial de Bolivia (in Spanish only)
Judicial Branch of Bolivia

Ministerio de Defensa (in Spanish only)
Ministry of Defense

Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores (in Spanish only)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Presidencia (in Spanish only)
President of Bolivia

Find Articles & More Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Declassified Documents
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room. Enter "Bolivia" as the search term.
  • National Intelligence Council (NIC) Declassified Documents
    Database of intelligence reports, National Intelligence Estimates, and other publications produced by the National Intelligence Council or its predecessor organizations, the Office of National Estimates and the Office of Reports and Estimates since 1946.
Crisis Group International Databases and Resources
Crisis Group provides analysis of violent conflicts and peace implementation. Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports CU
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), the research arm of Congress, prepares reports (usually under 20 pages long) on topics of interest to members of Congress. Enter "Bolivia" as the search term.

Declassified Documents Reference System CU
Search this database to find declassified documents related to Bolivia.

Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)
Department of Defense Scientific and Technical Reports Collection provides access to citations to unclassified unlimited documents that have been entered into DTIC's Technical Reports (TR) Database, as well as the electronic full-text of many of these documents.

Digital National Security Archive CU
Database of primary declassified documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions. Enter "Bolivia" as the search term.

Facts on International Relations and Security Trends (FIRST)
An integrated database containing information on armed conflicts and peace keeping, arms production and trade, military expenditure, armed forces and weapons.

Global Legal Information Network (GLIN)
"Public database of official texts of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations."

Human Rights Watch - Bolivia
News and reports related to human rights.

LexisNexis Academic Country & Region Reports CU
News, country briefings, and country risk guides. Filter by country or choose "Country & Region Reports" from publication type.

PAHO/WHO Databases
Regional Core Health Data Initiative Table Generator System from the Pan American Health Organization, a regional office of the World Health Organization. Provides national health statistics and other data on the health situation in the Caribbean and North, Central, and South American countries.

UNdata provides a single entry point allowing users to search and download numerous statistical resources of the United Nations System.

U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics - Bolivia
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Bolivia.

World dataBank
Contains data from the World Bank, including the World Development Indicators & Global Development Finance, Gender Statistics, Education Statistics, Health Nutrition and Population Statistics, African Development Indicators, Global Economic Monitor, and Millennium Development Goals. Users can select variables (some going as far back as 1960) to create customized tables, charts, maps, and reports.

Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (WITS)
WITS is the National Counterterrorism Center's database of terrorist incidents.
Bolivia en las Naciones Unidas (in Spanish only)
Permanent Mission of Bolivia to the United Nations. Web site of member state missions and their representatives to the United Nations.

Delegación de la Unión Europea en Bolivia (in Spanish only)
Delegation of the European Commission to Bolivia. The Delegations of the External Service serve European Union interests throughout the world.

Embajada de Bolivia en los Estados Unidos (in Spanish only)
Embassy of Bolivia in Washington, DC.

Embassy of the United States in La Paz, Bolivia
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Bolivia.

EU's Relations with Bolivia
Overview, country strategy, agreements, and documents on the European Union's relations with Bolivia.

G-77 at the United Nations
The Group of 77 is an intergovernmental organization of developing states in the UN. It provides the means for the countries of the South to articulate and promote their collective economic interests and enhance their joint negotiating capacity on all major international economic issues within the United Nations system, and promote South-South cooperation for development. There are now 130 member states (including Bolivia), although the name G-77 was retained because of its historical significance.

IMF - Bolivia
Country information, reports and publications from the International Monetary Fund.

Inter-American Development Bank and Bolivia
Strategy, projects,and news about Bolivia and the IADB.

Permanent Mission of Bolivia to the Organization of American States
"The OAS brings together the nations of the Western Hemisphere to strengthen cooperation on democratic values, defend common interests and debate the major issues facing the region and the world. The OAS is the region's principal multilateral forum for strengthening democracy, promoting human rights, and confronting shared problems such as poverty, terrorism, illegal drugs and corruption."

Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarollo - Bolivia (in Spanish only)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Bolivia. UNDP helps countries work toward human rights, democratic governance, poverty reduction, crisis prevention and recovery, energy and environment for sustainable development, and HIV/AIDS prevention.

ReliefWeb - Bolivia
ReliefWeb, administered by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), provides news, documents, maps, and background information on emergency assistance by country.

News, operations, statistics, background, analysis and policy, and maps from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Select Bolivia from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.

United Nations Division for Sustainable Development - Bolivia
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.

USAID - Bolivia
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) economic and humanitarian assistance programs.

U.S. Department of State - Bolivia
U.S.-Bolivian relations, diplomacy, and country background notes.

World Bank - Bolivia
World Bank data, projects, and research in Bolivia.

World Food Programme - Bolivia
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against global hunger.

World Trade Organization - Bolivia
Provides key information on trade statistics, WTO commitments, disputes, trade policy reviews, and notifications for member countries.
UNAIDS - Bolivia
Country situation analysis and news from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.

USAID Health: HIV/AIDS - Bolivia
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) HIV/AIDS intervention program in Bolivia.

WHO (World Health Organization)
  • WHO - Bolivia
    Information and statistics on the status of public health in Bolivia from the World Health Organization (WHO).
    Official site of the Pan American Health Organization, a regional office of the World Health Organization.
  • Country Health Profile - Bolivia
    Information, health situation analysis, and statistics about countries in the Americas.
Bolivia: Security Assistance
Country-by-country listing provides information on Political-Military-administered security assistance funds from the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.

International Crisis Group - Bolivia
Reports, briefings, and analysis of violent conflicts and peace implementation in Bolivia.
The library collection contains numerous secondary, federal, and international sources of information on Bolivia.


Try these searches to see some of the resources in Chinook, the library catalog:


Electronic Resources Print and Electronic Resources
bolivia and econom* bolivia and econom*
bolivia and histor* bolivia and histor*
bolivia and politic* bolivia and politic*
bolivia (government publications only) bolivia (government publications only)

The * replaces up to five characters in a word.


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