What's New
June 24, 2021
The IEO Seminar Series hosted Deniz Igan (IMF) and a roundtable discussion including Brett House (Scotiabank), Enrique Martinez-Garcia (FRB of Dallas), and Alessandro Rebucci (Johns Hopkins University) on "The Global Real Estate Boom: Is It Time to Worry Again?" This webinar presented Igan's joint work on developments in real estate markets during the pandemic, followed by a discussion with leading industry experts about whether the current housing boom poses risks to the global economy. 
June 16, 2021
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June 8, 2021
The IEO Seminar Series hosted John Hicklin (Center for Global Development), with comments from Sean Hagan (Georgetown Univ.), Harold James (Princeton Univ.), and Bessma Momani (Univ. of Waterloo) on "The IMF's Mandate: Is It Fit for Purpose to Meet Global Challenges?" This webinar discussed Hicklin's view that the IMF can and should do much more to combat unprecedented challenges from sources such as pandemics, climate change, and diminished biodiversity, and that much of what the IMF should do can be done without a major change in its mandate.
May 25, 2021
The IEO Seminar Series hosted Tim Jackson (Univ. of Surrey), with comments from Simon Johnson (MIT) and Prakash Loungani (IEO) on "Let's Not Return to Normal: Building a Prosperous Post-Growth Economy." This webinar discussed Jackson's new book, Post Growth: Life After Capitalism (2021), and his powerful case for building an economy where environmental considerations reign supreme, there is greater equity, and the financial sector serves the broader goals of society.
May 21, 2021
The IEO posted a draft issues paper on The IMF's Emergency Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. 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 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
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
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
Yishu Chen
Research Officer
Umberto Collodel
Research Officer
Luigi Durand
Research Officer
Jiakun Li
Research Officer
Annette Canizares
Office Manager
Arun Bhatnagar
Senior Admin Assistant
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.