This document doubles as a rubric and instructions for a Spanish Speaking country presentation. You could also edit it to use for an essay or a group project, and to be researched at home or in school.
It includes links to the CIA World Fact Book, WorldBank.org, and Numbeo cost of living.
Here's how we did it with Intermediate students:
1 day in class with ipads to research information (40 minutes)
1 day in class to organize presentation (40 minutes)
1-3 days presenting, depending on class size.
Students filled out my Spanish Presentation Comment Sheet as they watched their classmates.