Who’s paid for the work? is an investigative project that shows and analyses for the first time all public works contracts published in the Spanish Official Gazette between 2009 and 2015. In the face of numerous difficulties and obstacles placed by governing bodies in accessing key data, this journalistic investigation has been able to reveal detailed information about 8,058 contracts, totalling 38.8 billion euros, and has identified which construction companies received more contracts and from which public bodies. We have been able to shed light on this critical area, a critical element of corruption cases related to urban planning and illegal financing of political parties in Spain.
The project is also accompanied by a set of training materials, collecting everything we’ve learnt throughout our dissection of Spanish public procurement. You can read more in our detailed methodology in Spanish.