What's New
December 2, 2020
On December 2nd, at 9:30 AM EST, the IEO, in collaboration with the Center for Global Development, will host a Virtual Seminar on its evaluation of IMF Collaboration with the World Bank on Macro-Structural Issues. The IEO team leader, Michael Kell, will summarize the report's findings and recommendations, followed by comments from Masood Ahmed, Ceyla Pazarbasioglu, and Mauricio Cárdenas. When it's time, join your Webex meeting here: Join Meeting.
November 10, 2020
The IEO posted a draft issues paper on The IMF and Capacity Development. Comments are welcome and may be submitted to ieo@imf.org.
October 9, 2020
The IEO posted its latest Progress Report to the IMFC.
October 7, 2020
The IEO hosted a Virtual Seminar on its evaluation of IMF Advice on Capital Flows. The IEO team leaders, Prakash Loungani and Nicoletta Batini, summarized the report's findings and recommendations, followed by comments from Patrick Honohan, Steve Kamin, and Adnan Mazarei.
October 5, 2020
The IEO published its Fall 2020 Dialogue Newsletter.

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
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.