This week, it’s ‘Procurement Without Purpose: The Problems with Broader Outcomes’, written by Newsroom’s business editor Nikki Mandow.

Nikki joins The Detail‘s Alexia Russell to tell how she got interested in this deceptively-interesting part of government spending.

You can read the full story, including photos and data visualisations, here.

Five years ago the government announced its ‘broader outcomes’ procurement strategy as a way of adding social, economic, environmental and cultural goals into the criteria guiding the billions of dollars of taxpayer money it spends on stuff each year. So Nikki Mandow was surprised to get a press release that didn’t mention them at all.

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