What's New
September 28, 2023
The IEO released its 2023 Annual Report, which describes activities of the IEO over the last year.
July 11, 2023
The IEO posted a draft issues paper on The IMF’s Exceptional Access Policy. Comments are welcome and may be submitted to ieo@imf.org.
June 8, 2023
The IEO posted a draft issues paper on The Evolving Application of the IMF's Mandate. Comments are welcome and may be submitted to ieo@imf.org.
June 8, 2023
The IEO Seminar Series hosted Daron Acemoglu (MIT) and Gary Marcus (NYU) on Artificial Intelligence's Economic, Social and Trade Impacts. These two world experts talked about whether AI can be made safe and humanity-positive as well as the role of governments and international organizations like the IMF in fostering a mission-oriented, well-regulated and surveilled AI industry.
May 16, 2023
The IEO Seminar Series hosted Robert H. Topel (University of Chicago) and Marc Lipsitch (Harvard University) on Future Pandemic Risk and the Role of Policy. These two eminent scholars talked about reform strategies to make pandemics more unlikely in the future, and discussed ways to deal with them more efficiently through the design of robust economic policies, were they to occur again. They also reflected on how the IMF can help manage globally macro-relevant pandemic threats.

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
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
Joshua Wojnilower
Economist and Budget Officer
Jiakun Li
Research Officer
Sriram Balasubramanian
Senior Research Officer
Lukasz Jannils
Research Officer and Budget Officer
Sandra Saveikyte
Research Officer
Elena Pinillos
Projects Officer
Arun Bhatnagar
Senior Admin 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.