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January 02, 2014

Top Ten Posts for 2013

Posted by Richard Allen, Holger van Eden, and Sasha Pitrof

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The Top Ten posts for 2013 listed below display the continued diversity and versatility of the blog. The number of “hits” passed the one million mark during the year, and readership has maintained its high level. Readers clearly value the blog for keeping them up to date with new publications and events, as well as challenging them with original ideas and perspectives on PFM. Half of the Top Ten features reviews of two important new handbooks on PFM published in 2013, new technical notes on cash management and treasury issues, and the results of the Open Budget Survey for 2013. Other articles focus on keynote topics such as fiscal transparency, budget documentation, performance budgeting, and the challenges of reforming PFM in developing countries. Top author is Maarten de Jong of the Netherlands Ministry of Finance. Congratulations to him and all others who contributed excellent material to the blog in 2013! Looking forward to the New Year, the editors would welcome contributions from authors old and new, on topics both familiar and off-beat.

[10] Can Arab Countries Improve Fiscal Transparency? 

[9] How Can the Pace of Budget Transparency Be Increased? Examining the Results of the Open Budget Survey 2012 

[8] Managing Public Finances Is Vital to Economic Prosperity 

[7] The Philippines Leads Its Peers in Performance Budgeting 

[6] New FAD Technical Note and Manual: Cash Management and the Relationship Between Treasury and Central Bank 

[5] Reforming PFM in Developing Countries 

[4] Book Review: The International Handbook of Public Financial Management 

[3] Simplifying Budget Documents – Time for an International Standard? 

[2] Recent Performance-Based Budgeting Reforms in The Netherlands – Another Lap Around the Windmill! 

[1] Public Financial Management and Its Emerging Architecture 

Note: The posts on the IMF PFM Blog should not be reported as representing the views of the IMF. The views expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of the IMF or IMF policy. 

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