What's New
March 7, 2024
Thursday, March 7th at 12:00 PM EST, the IEO Seminar Series will host Emily Benson (Director of Project on Trade and Technology, CSIS), Daria Zakharova (Deputy Director, Strategy and Policy Review Department, IMF), and Elina Ribakova (Senior Fellow, PIIE) on Industrial Policies, Friendshoring, Export Controls: The Rise of Economic Security Policies. This webinar will explore the increasing focus on economic security as a pillar of national security, driven by acute geopolitical tensions, wars and conflicts, and global events such as the Covid-19 supply chain disruptions. We will also hear about how IMF surveillance is approaching geoeconomic fragmentation and a new wave of industrial policies. When it's time, join the Teams meeting here: Join Meeting.
January 10, 2024
The IEO has posted its 2024 Work Program. The Work Program introduces one new evaluation: IMF Advice on Fiscal Policy, which will be a full-scale evaluation. A preliminary description of the background and anticipated format and scope of the evaluation is provided in the attachment, drawing on the note “Possible Topics for Future IEO Evaluations."
December 8, 2023
The IMF published the Thirteenth Periodic Monitoring Report on The Status of Management Implementation Plans In Response To Board-Endorsed IEO Recommendations along with a Press Release.
November 22, 2023
The IEO has posted a menu of Possible Topics for Future IEO Evaluations. Comments are welcome and can be sent to ieo@imf.org.
October 16, 2023
The IEO published its Fall 2023 Dialogue Newsletter.

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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. 

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IEO Team

Pablo Moreno
Vivek Arora
Deputy Director and Senior Budget Manager
Cyrus Rustomjee
Assistant Director and Senior Personnel Manager
Hélène Poirson
Miguel de Las Casas
Lead Evaluator and Alternate Senior Personnel Manager
Yasemin Bal Gündüz
Senior Economist
Anthony De Lannoy
Senior Economist
Jeremie Cohen-Setton
Senior Economist and Senior Security Officer
Joshua Wojnilower
Economist and Budget Officer
Jiakun Li
Research Officer
Carmen Rollins
Evaluation Officer
Lukasz Jannils
Research Officer and Budget Officer
Sandra Saveikyte
Research Officer
Kelsie Gentle
Senior Research Analyst
Elena Pinillos
Projects Officer
Arun Bhatnagar
Senior Admin Assistant
Vionie Canas
Administrative Coordinator

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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.