Evaluation Network member - International Monetary Fund


 Independent Evaluation Office (IEO)
International Monetary Fund


700 19th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20431
United States

Tel:  +1 202 623 7312
Fax: +1 202 623 9990


Department background

The International Evaluation Office's (IEO) overarching mission is to improve the IMF's effectiveness by:

  • Enhancing the learning culture of the IMF and enabling it to absorb lessons for improvements in its future work better.
  • Helping build the IMF's external credibility by undertaking objective evaluations in a transparent manner.
  • Providing the independent feedback to the Executive board in its governance and oversight responsibilities over the IMF.
  • Promoting greater understanding of the work of the IMF.


The IEO has been established to systematically conduct objective and independent evaluations on issues relevant to the mandate of the Fund.  It complements the review and evaluation work within the Fund.  It thus improves the Fund's ability to draw lessons from its experience and more quickly integrate improvements into its future work.


The publication "Better Aid: Evaluation in Development Agencies" provides individual evaluation profiles for each member of the DAC Network on Development Evaluation.

Each profile provides information on the core elements of the evaluation function set-up and management, including the mandate of the unit, mechanisms to protect independence and ensure quality, reporting lines and distribution of evaluation reports.

The IMF's Evaluation profile      


Latest IMF reports available on DEReC

For more documents see IEO Publications




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