What's New
January 28, 2021
On January 28th, at 1:00 PM EST, the IEO Seminar Series will host Jeff Sachs (Columbia) on "A Renewed Commitment: SDGs in a Post-COVID World." Following Sachs' keynote remarks, Mark Plant (CGD) will focus on the IMF's role in meeting SDG13 (climate action) and related environmental goals. When it's time, join the Webex meeting here: Join Meeting.
January 20, 2021
The IEO has posted a menu of Possible Topics for Future IEO Evaluations. Comments are welcome and can be sent to ieo@imf.org.
January 20, 2021
The IEO has an opening for a Research Officer/Sr. Research Officer 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 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.

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
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
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.