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.
The IEO's mission is to:
On March 21, 2013, the IMF Executive Board discussed the Second External Evaluation of the IEO, which concluded that the IEO has contributed to strengthening the effectiveness, learning culture, and accountability of the IMF. It also found that the IEO is widely recognized as the most independent of the evaluation offices of the international financial institutions.
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The IEO has posted its latest Progress Report to the IMFC.
The IEO has posted a draft issues paper for the evaluation of IMF Forecasts: Process, Quality, and Country Perspectives. Comments are welcome and may be submitted by March 20 to email@example.com. They will be considered in the preparation of the actual evaluation report.