What's New
April 5, 2024
The IEO Seminar Series hosted Cecilia MoSze Tham (Chief Executive Officer, Futurity Systems), Vivek Wadhwa (Vionix Biosciences, Harvard Law School, and Carnegie Mellon University), and Antonio Spilimbergo (Deputy Director, Research Department, IMF) on Future Forward: Exploring the Impact of Exponential Technologies on the Global Economy. This webinar discussed the brave new world of exponential technologies that seem to be everywhere, solving problems ranging from healthcare to climate change, and how to help them succeed. We also heard about how these technologies can be applied in the IMF’s surveillance, CD, and program activities with member countries.
March 7, 2024
The IEO Seminar Series hosted Emily Benson (Director of Project on Trade and Technology, CSIS), Daria Zakharova (Deputy Director, Strategy and Policy Review Department, IMF), and Elina Ribakova (Senior Fellow, PIIE) on Industrial Policies, Friendshoring, Export Controls: The Rise of Economic Security Policies. This webinar explored the increasing focus on economic security as a pillar of national security, driven by acute geopolitical tensions, wars and conflicts, and global events such as the Covid-19 supply chain disruptions. We also heard about how IMF surveillance is approaching geoeconomic fragmentation and a new wave of industrial policies.
January 10, 2024
The IEO has posted its 2024 Work Program. The Work Program introduces one new evaluation: IMF Advice on Fiscal Policy, which will be a full-scale evaluation. A preliminary description of the background and anticipated format and scope of the evaluation is provided in the attachment, drawing on the note “Possible Topics for Future IEO Evaluations."
December 8, 2023
The IMF published the Thirteenth Periodic Monitoring Report on The Status of Management Implementation Plans In Response To Board-Endorsed IEO Recommendations along with a Press Release.
November 22, 2023
The IEO has posted a menu of Possible Topics for Future IEO Evaluations. Comments are welcome and can be sent 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 Team

Pablo Moreno
Vivek Arora
Deputy Director and Senior Budget Manager
Cyrus Rustomjee
Assistant Director and Senior Personnel Manager
Hélène Poirson
Miguel de Las Casas
Lead Evaluator and Alternate Senior Personnel Manager
Yasemin Bal Gündüz
Senior Economist
Jeremie Cohen-Setton
Senior Economist and Senior Security Officer
Anthony De Lannoy
Senior Economist
Edda Zoli
Senior Economist
Joshua Wojnilower
Economist and Budget Officer
Andrea Arevalo Arroyo
Carmen Rollins
Evaluation Officer
Jiakun Li
Research Officer
Lukasz Jannils
Research Officer and Budget Officer
Jay Amgalan
Research Officer
Sandra Saveikyte
Research Officer
Kelsie Gentle
Senior Research Analyst
Elena Pinillos
Projects Officer
Arun Bhatnagar
Senior Admin Assistant
Vionie Canas
Administrative Coordinator

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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.