Senior researcher NZ, La Trobe University
Outcomes are results that matter, beyond activities, processes and outputs (often mislabeled 'outcomes'). Currently focused mostly on the 'war' against money laundering, arguably the least effective anti-crime measure, ever, anywhere (as quoted in US Senate testimony). Unlocking new ways to achieve better outcomes in such areas offer practical lessons to help resolve 'merely' intractable issues elsewhere.
The charges surrounding Westpacs alleged 23 million breaches of anti-money laundering laws have been called about as serious as it gets. They include, in the words of Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton, giving a free pass...