What's New
June 17, 2022
The IEO Seminar Series hosted the International Food Policy Research Institute's Joseph (Joe) W. Glauber and David Laborde on "Sustainability Implications of the War in Ukraine for Global Food Prices and Global Food Security." This webinar discussed global food security challenges arising from the Ukraine conflict, explored approaches for improving global agricultural preparedness for crisis response, and examined strategies that might be applicable at different scales and opportunities for international collaboration.
June 7, 2022
The IEO hosted a Virtual Seminar on its evaluation of IMF Engagement with Small Developing States. The IEO team leader, Cyrus Rustomjee, summarized the report's findings and recommendations, followed by comments from Ian Durant, Philip Jennings, and Uma Ramakrishnan.
May 17, 2022
The IEO releases its report on IMF Engagement with Small Developing States.
May 17, 2022
The IEO Seminar Series hosted Nicholas Mulder (Cornell University) on "The Economic Weapon: The Rise of Sanctions as a Tool of Modern War" This webinar discussed Mulder's recent book The Economic Weapon: The Rise of Sanctions as a Tool of Modern War (Yale University Press, 2022). Following this presentation, Esfandyar Batmanghelidj (Bourse & Bazaar Foundation) offered a brief discussion of the book.
April 29, 2022
The IEO Seminar Series hosted a conversation with Alasdair MacLeod (GoldMoney) on "The Birth of Bretton Woods III? A Commodity Currency Revolution." This webinar discussed the implications of Zoltan Pozsar's view that “We are witnessing the birth of Bretton Woods III—a new world (monetary) order centered around commodity-based currencies in the East that will likely weaken the Eurodollar system and also contribute to inflationary forces in the West.”

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

Charles Collyns
Prakash Loungani
Assistant Director
Michael Kell
Assistant Director and Senior Budget Manager
Cyrus Rustomjee
Assistant Director and Senior Personnel Manager
Nicoletta Batini
Lead Evaluator
Louellen Stedman
Lead Evaluator and Alternate Senior Personnel Manager
Yasemin Bal Gündüz
Senior Economist
Jeremie Cohen-Setton
Senior Economist
Anthony De Lannoy
Senior Economist
Miguel de Las Casas
Senior Economist
Alisa Abrams
Joshua Wojnilower
Economist and Budget Officer
Roxana Pedraglio
Senior Research Officer and Budget Officer
Sriram Balasubramanian
Senior Research Officer
Lukasz Jannils
Research Officer and Budget Officer
Jiakun Li
Research Officer
Arun Bhatnagar
Senior Admin Assistant
Elena Pinillos
Projects Officer
Andrea Nicole Tumbaco
Staff Assistant

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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.