What's New
October 15, 2019
The IEO posted its latest Progress Report to the IMFC.
October 7, 2019
The IEO published its Fall 2019 Dialogue Newsletter.
August 6, 2019
The IEO released its 2019 Annual Report, which describes activities of the IEO over the last year.
July 31, 2019
The IEO posted a draft issues paper on Adjustment and Growth in IMF-Supported Programs. Comments are welcome and may be submitted to ieo@imf.org.
June 19, 2019
The IEO posted a draft issues paper on IMF Advice on Capital Flows. Comments are welcome and may be submitted 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 staff comprises the Director and 19 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 and Senior Personnel Manager
Michael Kell
Advisor
Jun Kim
Advisor
Cyrus Rustomjee
Advisor
Reginald Darius
Lead Evaluator
Louellen Stedman
Lead Evaluator
Nicoletta Batini
Senior Economist
Miguel de Las Casas
Senior Economist
Jung Kim
Senior Economist
Tamar Gutner
Fellow
Alisa Abrams
Economist
Joshua Wojnilower
Economist
Sriram Balasubramanian
Senior Research Officer
Arun Bhatnagar
Senior Admin Assistant
Annette Canizares
Office Manager
Yishu Chen
Research Assistant
Kwang Lee
Research Officer
Olga Lefebvre
Staff Assistant
Roxana Pedraglio
Senior Research Officer

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.