What's New
September 15, 2020
The IEO launched a corporate LinkedIn account (IEO LinkedIn Homepage). We encourage our friends and supporters to start following us and connect with us via this platform.  
September 10, 2020
The IEO hosted a virtual seminar with civil society to discuss how it's adapting to the COVID-19 crisis.
August 27, 2020
The IEO released its 2020 Annual Report, which describes activities of the IEO over the last year.
August 24, 2020
Charles Collyns, Director of the IEO, talks about some early evaluation lessons that countries and development institutions can adapt in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
June 26, 2020
The IEO posted a draft issues paper on IMF Engagement in Small States. Comments are welcome and may be submitted to ieo@imf.org.

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 staff comprises the Director and 18 other members, including 11 professionals. A majority of the IEO staff is recruited from outside the IMF. The IEO also engages consultants with particular expertise for specific evaluation projects.

IEO Team

Charles Collyns
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
Louellen Stedman
Lead Evaluator and Alternate Senior Personnel Manager
Nicoletta Batini
Senior Economist
Miguel de Las Casas
Senior Economist
Jung Kim
Senior Economist
Alisa Abrams
Joshua Wojnilower
Economist and Budget Officer
Roxana Pedraglio
Senior Research Officer and Budget Officer
Sriram Balasubramanian
Senior Research Officer
Jiakun Li
Research Officer
Yishu Chen
Research Assistant
Annette Canizares
Office Manager
Arun Bhatnagar
Senior Admin Assistant
Andrea Nicole Tumbaco
Staff Assistant

be a part

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.