What's New
January 20, 2023
The IEO Seminar Series hosted J. Chris Giancarlo (Digital Dollar Project), Tommaso Mancini-Griffoli (IMF), and Natalie Smolenski (Texas Bitcoin Foundation) on The Fight for the Future of Money— A Discussion with “CryptoDad”. Chris Giancarlo led off with a discussion of his recent book CryptoDad: The Fight for the Future of Money (Wiley, 2021). Following this presentation, Tommaso Mancini-Griffoli and Natalie Smolenski offered insights on the cost-benefit trade-off of digital monies, looking at their potential impact on banks and other financial institutions, the role of sovereign regulatory responses and that of Fund policy advice. 
December 13, 2022
The IEO Seminar Series hosted Sandeep Sengupta (IUCN), Stewart Patrick (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace), and Noah Gordon (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) on "Using Nature to Stabilize Climate: A COP27 and CBD15 Progress Report." Starting with a summary of main takeaways from COP27 and CBD15, Sandeep Sengupta, Stewart Patrick, and Noah Gordon discussed the current state of play of climate action with a focus on countries’ progress in committing and implementing “Nature-based Solutions” (NBS).
November 7, 2022
The IEO has posted its 2023 Work Program. The Work Program introduces two new evaluations: (i) Exceptional Access Policy, which will be a full-scale evaluation; and (ii) Applying the IMF’s Mandate, which will be a shorter evaluation. Brief descriptions of the background and anticipated scope of the evaluations are provided in the attachment, drawing on the note “Possible Topics for Future IEO Evaluations."
November 1, 2022
The IEO Seminar Series hosted Hector Torres (CIGI) and Rafiq Dossani (RAND) on "The IMF and the WTO in a Fragmented World: Fostering Mutually Reinforcing Reforms." Hector Torres presented a proposal to strengthen multilateralism by reforming simultaneously the IMF and the WTO. Rafiq Dossani examined these and other reforms that may be needed to restore a world order.
October 18, 2022
The IMF Executive Board selected Pablo Moreno as the next Director of the IEO. He will succeed Charles Collyns, whose term will expire on April 30, 2023.

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
Vivek Arora
Deputy Director and Senior Budget Manager
Prakash Loungani
Assistant Director
Cyrus Rustomjee
Assistant Director and Senior Personnel Manager
Nicoletta Batini
Lead Evaluator
Miguel de Las Casas
Lead Evaluator and Alternate Senior Personnel Manager
Yasemin Bal Gündüz
Senior Economist
Anthony De Lannoy
Senior Economist
Jeremie Cohen-Setton
Natalia Kryg
Joshua Wojnilower
Economist and Budget Officer
Jiakun Li
Research Officer
Sriram Balasubramanian
Senior Research Officer
Lukasz Jannils
Research Officer and Budget Officer
Elena Pinillos
Projects Officer
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.