Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana

WorldView - Africa

Madagascar

US Dept of State - Madagascar

"Madagascar’s ongoing political crisis continues to negatively impact key macroeconomic indicators and the business sector." more...

Global Edge

"Formerly an independent kingdom, Madagascar became a French colony in 1896 but regained independence in 1960." more...

CIA World Factbook

"After discarding socialist economic policies in the mid-1990s, Madagascar has followed a World Bank- and IMF-led policy of privatization and liberalization. This strategy placed the country on a slow and steady growth path from an extremely low level. Agriculture, including fishing and forestry, is a mainstay of the economy, accounting for more than one-fourth of GDP and employing 80% of the population." more...

US Department of State World Travel

"Madagascar is a developing island nation off the east coast of Africa. The primary languages are French and Malagasy. French is less spoken outside of major cities. Facilities for tourism are available, but vary in quality." more...

Languages of Madagascar

"From Ethnologue: Languages of the World - An encyclopedic reference work cataloging all of the world's 6,909 known living languages."more...

International Monetary Fund

"IMF reports and publications for Madagascar - The IMF is an organization of 187 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world." more...