David Cabo



David Cabo (Spain, 1976) has a Master degree in Software Engineering and a Bachelor in Psychology. He co-founded Fundación Civio in 2012 where he currently acts as Director and as a lead developer, doing data mining, scraping, analysis and visualisation. He started his career in the private sector (British Telecom, HM Revenues & Customs, Accenture, Ericsson and BBVA Global Markets). Before creating Civio, he co-organised the biggest open data hackathon in Spain, Desafio AbreDatos; launched the transparency initiative #adoptaundiputado to crowdsource the parsing of Spanish parliamentarians' financial disclosure reports; and collaborated with investigative reporters in the extraction and analysis of public records (Looting the Seas, ICIJ). He worked together with Access Info Europe and mySociety in the launch of the european transparency site AsktheEU.org

Funded projects


This project analyses and compares the prices of drugs used in the treatment of diseases across developing countries. What impact do patents have on prices, and have survival rates improved?

Medicamentalia II - Vaccines

Medicamentalia II focuses on the analysis of development, marketing and delivery of vaccines to explain differences in access to health.

Medicamentalia III - Contraceptives

In-depth investigation to show the differences in access to contraception between countries and how this gap affects women in their everyday lives.