What's New
October 13, 2021
The IEO posted its latest Progress Report to the IMFC.
October 7, 2021
The IEO published its Fall 2021 Dialogue Newsletter.
September 28, 2021
The Center for Global Development hosted a discussion of the IEO's latest evaluation on Growth and Adjustment in IMF-Supported Programs. The panel discussion was moderated by Mark Plant (CGD). After a summary of the report's findings and recommendations by Charles Collyns (IEO Director) and Jun Kim (Evaluation Team Leader), Kenneth Kang (IMF), Daouda Sembene (CGD), and Rachel Turner (FCDO) offered critical comments on the report.
September 21, 2021
The Bretton Woods Project hosted a roundtable discussion with civil society to discuss the IEO's latest evaluation on Growth and Adjustment in IMF-Supported Programs. After a summary of the report's findings and recommendations by Charles Collyns (Director of the IEO) and Jun Kim (Evaluation Team Leader), Christopher Hope (BWP) moderated a discussion with comments from Chiara Mariotti (Eurodad) and Rebecca Ray (Boston Univ.), followed by an opportunity for Q&A with other participants.
September 9, 2021
The IEO releases its report on Growth and Adjustment in IMF-Supported Programs.

our work 

The Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) was established in 2001 to conduct independent and objective evaluations of Fund policies and activities. Under its Terms of Reference, it is fully independent from the Management of the IMF and operates at arm's length from the Board of Executive Directors.

our mandate

The IEO's mission is to:

Enhance the learning culture within the Fund, strengthen the Fund's external credibility, and support Institutional governance and oversight. 

about us

IEO Team

Charles Collyns
Director
Prakash Loungani
Assistant Director
Michael Kell
Advisor and Senior Budget Manager
Jun Kim
Advisor and Alternate Senior Budget Manager
Cyrus Rustomjee
Advisor and Senior Personnel Manager
Nicoletta Batini
Lead Evaluator
Louellen Stedman
Lead Evaluator and Alternate Senior Personnel Manager
Yasemin Bal Gündüz
Senior Economist
Jeremie Cohen-Setton
Senior Economist
Anthony De Lannoy
Senior Economist
Miguel de Las Casas
Senior Economist
Alisa Abrams
Economist
Joshua Wojnilower
Economist and Budget Officer
Roxana Pedraglio
Senior Research Officer and Budget Officer
Sriram Balasubramanian
Senior Research Officer
Umberto Collodel
Research Officer
Lukasz Jannils
Research Officer
Jiakun Li
Research Officer
Annette Canizares
Office Manager
Arun Bhatnagar
Senior Admin Assistant
Andrea Nicole Tumbaco
Staff Assistant

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The IEO is based at the IMF headquarters in Washington, DC, USA. In addition to the regular staff positions at the IEO (recruited from the outside and seconded from the IMF staff) there are a variety of options to work for the IEO as a consultant. Long-term consultants are hired for the duration of an entire project or more. Short-term consultants cover particular aspects of a project. Some of the short-term consultants stay based in their home country while working for the IEO.