An investigative investigation that took two years to work on, in which it collected more than a thousand documents to talk about the loss of millions of dollars allocated to building schools in Iraq.
Shows the launch of a project 13 years ago to build 200 schools. After all these years, less than 50% of the schools have been delivered.
During the research, we found that the contractor withdrew money from the bank in which he chairs the bank’s board of directors. And to get financing for his company, the bank also went bankrupt.
The investigation revealed the largest theft and corruption in Iraq, in which more than a billion dollars were lost on unfinished schools, a bankrupt, and a contractor who was not held accountable. The government conducted an investigation into the case after publication and dismissed a group of managers
The contractor’s money has been seized
What was the hardest part of this project?
Collecting all these documents, tracking the fate of the funds, the percentage of completion of the study, tracking the bank’s shares, obtaining official and dangerous documents, and following up on the project in more than one governorate. Confronting the contractor and reaching it
What can others learn from this project?
Intersection of information and documents
Narration according to temporal data
Don’t give up when you can’t get evidence
Hiring a team of specialists
Adhering to the team spirit and consulting them