Posted by Holger van Eden 
A paperback version of The International Handbook of Public Financial Management, edited by Richard Allen, Richard Hemming and Barry H. Potter, has just been released by Palgrave Macmillan. The book may be purchased on line through Amazon and other distributors at a much reduced price compared to the hardback version, which was published in 2013. A review of the volume by Philip Joyce and Juan Pablo Martinez Guzman in the PFM Blog (November 6, 2013) noted that :
“The International Handbook of Public Financial Management is a must-have resource for many varied audiences. From a practitioner perspective, both development professionals and government officials will find a wealth of ideas and good practices discussed in the pages of this volume. Moreover, faculty teaching courses in financial management who wish to look at traditional PFM from an international perspective, will find no better resource than this book. Given that the pace of PFM reform is notoriously slow, this book should serve as a useful resource for years, perhaps decades, to come. The authors and editors have thus done a great service to the field.”
The International Handbook of Public Financial Management
Edited by Richard Allen, Richard Hemming, Barry Potter
Holger van Eden is a Deputy Division Chief in the Public Financial Management II Division in the IMF's Fiscal Affairs Department and editor of the PFM Blog.
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