Monitoring trends in new construction awards involving migrant workers across the Gulf

More about the tracker


We track the awarding of construction contracts in the Gulf as reported in publicly available sources. Since January 2017 we have recorded:


in total value of new contracts awarded across the region


new contracts awarded across the region

Where are contracts being awarded?

Construction markets are sensitive to changes in the broader economy. In the Gulf, fluctuations in the price of oil and gas, population dynamics and political developments contend with countries’ national development programs and planned mega-events to impact construction spending.

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Latest Analysis

Delve deeper into the data to capture trends and patterns in the awarding of construction contracts in the region and consider what this means for migrant workers and refugees carrying out the building on these projects.

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Who is winning contract awards?

Construction is a global business. Many international firms operate in the Gulf through subsidiaries and joint ventures, while local firms range from small and medium-sized enterprises to large conglomerates.


Filter the chart above to determine the number of contracts awarded to companies headquartered in the same country as the project, versus those awarded to firms based abroad.

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Search for information on companies’ publicly reported contract awards, client relationships and locations.

Download the data

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