What's New
October 6, 2022
Thursday, October 6th at 9:00 AM EST, the Center for Global Development will host a discussion of the IEO's latest evaluation on The IMF and Capacity Development. The panel discussion will be moderated by Sanjeev Gupta (CGD). After a summary of the report's findings and recommendations by Michael Kell (Evaluation Team Leader), Michael Atingi-Ego (Bank of Uganda), Erica Gerretsen (European Commission), and Steven Radelet (Georgetown University) will offer their reflections on the report and the issues it raises. Click here to register.
September 21, 2022
The IEO has posted a menu of Possible Topics for Future IEO Evaluations. Comments are welcome and can be sent to ieo@imf.org.
September 20, 2022
The IEO Seminar Series hosted Guillame Pitron and Simon Michaux on "The Market for Rare Metals and Implications for Phasing Out Fossil Fuels: Where Do We Stand?" This webinar looks behind the scenes and reviews the status of the rare metals market and implications for the green energy transition and global inflation.
August 23, 2022
The IEO released its 2022 Annual Report, which describes activities of the IEO over the last year.
June 17, 2022
The IEO Seminar Series hosted the International Food Policy Research Institute's Joseph (Joe) W. Glauber and David Laborde on "Sustainability Implications of the War in Ukraine for Global Food Prices and Global Food Security." This webinar discussed global food security challenges arising from the Ukraine conflict, explored approaches for improving global agricultural preparedness for crisis response, and examined strategies that might be applicable at different scales and opportunities for international collaboration.

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
Assistant Director and Senior Budget Manager
Cyrus Rustomjee
Assistant Director and Senior Personnel Manager
Nicoletta Batini
Lead Evaluator
Miguel de Las Casas
Lead Evaluator and Alternate Senior Personnel Manager
Yasemin Bal Gündüz
Senior Economist
Anthony De Lannoy
Senior Economist
Jeremie Cohen-Setton
Economist
Natalia Kryg
Economist
Joshua Wojnilower
Economist and Budget Officer
Hites Ahir
Senior Research Officer
Roxana Pedraglio
Senior Research Officer and Budget Officer
Jiakun Li
Research Officer
Sriram Balasubramanian
Senior Research Officer
Lukasz Jannils
Research Officer and Budget Officer
Catherine Koh
Research Assistant
Elena Pinillos
Projects Officer
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.