The Gulf Construction Tracker is a joint project between Business & Human Rights Resource Centre and the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights, supported by Humanity United that tracks the ongoing awarding of construction contracts in the six countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

It is designed to help businesses, investors, civil society, international institutions, academics, and journalists understand the landscape of companies investing in and employing migrant workers on their projects. Knowing which companies are present in the region, who is being awarded projects, and which clients are funding them are important insights for individuals and organisations looking to conduct more targeted research and advocacy on migrant workers’ rights and working conditions in the construction sector.

With this aim in mind, our dataset focuses on contracts that are likely to require the labour of large numbers of low-wage migrant workers, from tourism and hospitality builds, to roads and civil infrastructure and construction on oil and gas projects. It does not, for example, cover  contracts for interior design, high-tech machinery, or facilities management, nor does it capture awards granted to real estate developers prior to those developers’ engagement of construction and engineering firms. For more information on the data collection, consult the latest analysis or refer to the Data section.

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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Download the full data set as a CSV file to open and further analyse in Excel.