What's New
January 14, 2021
The IEO has an opening for a Senior Economist at its office in Washington DC. Further information on the position and a link to apply is available on our Vacancies page.
January 14, 2021
The IEO, in collaboration with American University's School of International Service (SIS), hosted a Virtual Seminar on its evaluation of IMF Collaboration with the World Bank on Macro-Structural Issues. The IEO team leader, Michael Kell, summarized the report's findings and recommendations, then Tamar Gutner moderated a discussion with comments from Randall Henning, Miles Kahler, and Bessma Momani.
January 13, 2021
The IEO Seminar Series hosted Jason Furman (Harvard) on "The End of Austerity? Fiscal Policy as a Counter-Cyclical Tool." After Furman's presentation, Nicoletta Batini (IEO) moderated a discussion with comments from Charles Wyplosz (Graduate Institute in Geneva), Prakash Loungani (IEO), and Chiara Mariotti (Eurodad).
December 4, 2020
The IEO's Prakash Loungani and Sriram Balasubramanian spoke with Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway, on the Odd Lots podcast, about Why The IMF Changed Its Views on Capital Controls.
December 2, 2020
The IEO and CGD hosted a Virtual Seminar on its evaluation of IMF Collaboration with the World Bank on Macro-Structural Issues. The IEO team leader, Michael Kell, summarized the report's findings and recommendations, followed by comments from Patrick Njoroge, Mauricio Cardenas, Ceyla Pazarbasioglu, and Masood Ahmed on the opportunities and challenges of Bank-Fund 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 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
Director
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
Yasemin Bal Gündüz
Senior Economist
Nicoletta Batini
Senior Economist
Miguel de Las Casas
Senior Economist
Jung Kim
Senior Economist
Alisa Abrams
Economist
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.