Country of origin research

Country of Origin Information (COI) research helps answer questions about the political, social, cultural, economic and human rights situations in countries of origin.

This guide provides an overview of websites for Country of Origin Information (COI) research. This is a selection only. There are many established, reliable and accessible online sources which can be useful for meeting COI research needs.

The guide has the following sections:

  • Portals
  • NGO sources
  • Research published by international COI units
  • News sources
  • United Nations and other international bodies
  • Maps
  • COI research practice. 

Guide to COI sources online – updated May 2021 PDF 835KB