What's New
January 11, 2019
The IEO has posted a menu of Possible Topics for Future IEO Evaluations. Comments are welcome and can be sent to ieo@imf.org.
October 15, 2018
The IEO has posted its latest Progress Report to the IMFC.
October 12, 2018
The IEO has published its Fall 2018 Dialogue Newsletter.
September 27, 2018
September 5, 2018
The IEO has released its 2018 Annual Report, which describes the activities of the IEO over the last year.

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 14 other staff, including a Deputy Director, eight professional staff, three research officers and two administrative assistants. A majority of the IEO staff is recruited from outside the IMF. IEO also engages consultants with particular expertise for specific evaluation projects.

IEO Team

Charles Collyns
Ruben Lamdany
Deputy Director
Prakash Loungani
Assistant Director and Senior Personnel Manager
Michael Kell
Jun Kim
Cyrus Rustomjee
Reginald Darius
Lead Evaluator
Louellen Stedman
Lead Evaluator
Nicoletta Batini
Senior Economist
Miguel de Las Casas
Senior Economist
Jung Kim
Senior Economist
Jianping Zhou
Senior Economist
Tamar Gutner
Alisa Abrams
Senior Research Officer
Arun Bhatnagar
Senior Admin Assistant
Annette Canizares
Office Manager
Yishu Chen
Research Assistant
Olga Lefebvre
Staff Assistant
Chris Monasterski
Senior Research and Budget Officer
Roxana Pedraglio
Senior Research Officer
Joshua Wojnilower
Research 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.