University of Evansville

Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana

The Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana ensures that students experience international situations, challenges, and opportunities that prepare them to contribute and succeed in a global economy.

WorldView - Africa

Sao Tome and Principe

US Dept of State - Sao Tome and Principe

"Since the 1800s, plantation agriculture has dominated the economy of So Tom and Prncipe. At the time of independence, Portuguese-owned plantations occupied 90% of the cultivated area. After independence, control of these plantations passed to various state-owned agricultural enterprises, which have since been privatized." more...

Global Edge

"Discovered and claimed by Portugal in the late 15th century, the islands' sugar-based economy gave way to coffee and cocoa in the 19th century - all grown with plantation slave labor, a form of which lingered into the 20th century." more...

CIA World Factbook

"This small, poor island economy has become increasingly dependent on cocoa since independence in 1975. Cocoa production has substantially declined in recent years because of drought and mismanagement. Sao Tome has to import all fuels, most manufactured goods, consumer goods, and a substantial amount of food." more...

US Department of State World Travel

"So Tom and Prncipe is a developing nation, comprising the islands of So Tom and Prncipe, located off the western coast of central Africa. Portuguese is the official language; few So Tomans speak English. Facilities for tourism exist on both islands and are adequate." more...

Languages of Sao Tome and Principe

"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 Sao Tome and Principe - 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...