Abstract

1. This evaluation aims to help the IMF enhance its effectiveness by identifying major recurring issues from the IEO’s first 20 evaluations and assessing where they stand. These issues are tendencies that the IEO has found in specific instances and that have affected the IMF’s performance in all of its core areas of responsibility: surveillance, lending, and capacity development. Almost all of them have been frequently discussed within the IMF as requiring institutional attention. While the Fund has addressed these issues in specific instances, their recurrence in different contexts in multiple IEO evaluations suggests that they are intrinsic to the nature of the IMF, with deep roots in its culture, policies, and governance arrangements.

  • Independent Evaluation Office of the International Monetary Fund, 2002, Prolonged Use of IMF Resources.

  • Independent Evaluation Office of the International Monetary Fund, 2003a, The IMF and Recent Capital Account Crises: Indonesia, Korea, Brazil.

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  • Independent Evaluation Office of the International Monetary Fund, 2003b, Fiscal Adjustment in IMF-Supported Programs.

  • Independent Evaluation Office of the International Monetary Fund, 2004a, The IMF’s Role in Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers and the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility.

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  • Independent Evaluation Office of the International Monetary Fund, 2004b, The IMF and Argentina, 1991–2001.

  • Independent Evaluation Office of the International Monetary Fund, 2005a, IMF Technical Assistance.

  • Independent Evaluation Office of the International Monetary Fund, 2005b, The IMF’s Approach to Capital Account Liberalization.

  • Independent Evaluation Office of the International Monetary Fund, 2005c, IMF Support to Jordan, 1989–2004.

  • Independent Evaluation Office of the International Monetary Fund, 2006a, Financial Sector Assessment Program.

  • Independent Evaluation Office of the International Monetary Fund, 2006b, Multilateral Surveillance.

  • Independent Evaluation Office of the International Monetary Fund, 2007a, The IMF and Aid to Sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Independent Evaluation Office of the International Monetary Fund, 2007b, IMF Exchange Rate Policy Advice.

  • Independent Evaluation Office of the International Monetary Fund, 2007c, Structural Conditionality in IMF-Supported Programs.

  • Independent Evaluation Office of the International Monetary Fund, 2008, Governance of the IMF: An Evaluation.

  • Independent Evaluation Office of the International Monetary Fund, 2009a, IMF Involvement in International Trade Policy Issues.

  • Independent Evaluation Office of the International Monetary Fund, 2009b, IMF Interactions with Member Countries.

  • Independent Evaluation Office of the International Monetary Fund, 2011a, IMF Performance in the Run-Up to the Financial and Economic Crisis: IMF Surveillance in 2004–07.

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  • Independent Evaluation Office of the International Monetary Fund, 2011b, Research at the IMF: Relevance and Utilization.

  • Independent Evaluation Office of the International Monetary Fund, 2012, International Reserves: IMF Concerns and Country Perspectives.

  • Independent Evaluation Office of the International Monetary Fund, 2013, The Role of the IMF as Trusted Advisor.

  • Independent Evaluation Office, 2004–13, Annual Reports.

  • Independent Evaluation Office, 2014, “IMF Technical Assistance: Revisiting the 2005 IEO Evaluation.Available at: www.ieo-imf.org.

  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2002, “Summing Up by the Acting Chair: Evaluation by the Independent Evaluation Office of Prolonged Use of IMF Resources,BUFF/02/164, September 25 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2003a, “Conclusions of the Task Force on Prolonged Use of Fund Resources,SM/03/46, February 5; BUFF/03/51, April 8 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2003b, “The Acting Chair’s Summing Up Review of Access Policy Under the Credit Tranches and the Extended Fund Facility, and Access Policy in Capital Account Crises—Modifications to the Supplemental Reserve Facility and Follow-Up Issues Related to Exceptional Access Policy,BUFF/03/28, March 5 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2003c, “The Acting Chair’s Summing Up: Evaluation of the Role of the Fund in Recent Capital Account Crises: Report by the Independent Evaluation Office,BUFF/03/125, July 23 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2003d, “The Acting Chair’s Summing Up: Evaluation Report on Fiscal Adjustment in IMF-Supported Programs by the Independent Evaluation Office,BUFF/03/161, September 4 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2004a, “Review of Technical Assistance,SM/04/41, February 17 (Washington).

  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2004b, “The Acting Chair’s Summing Up: Evaluation Report of Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) and the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) by the Independent Evaluation Office, BUFF/04/142, July 27 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2004c, “The Chairman’s Summing Up: Independent Evaluation Office Report on the Role of the Fund in Argentina, 1991–2001,BUFF/04/141, July 27 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2004d, “The Acting Chair’s Summing Up: Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers—Progress in Implementation,BUFF/04/175, September 3 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2004e, “Review Process,Office Memorandum from the First Deputy Managing Director, October 18 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2004f, “The Design of Fund-Supported Programs—Overview,SM/04/403, November 24 (Washington).

  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2005a, “The Acting Chair’s Summing Up: Independent Evaluation Office—Evaluation of the Technical Assistance Provided by the Fund,BUFF/05/37, March 2 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2005b, “Review of 2002 Conditionality Guidelines,SM/05/81, March 4; BUFF/05/59, April 1 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2005c, “Surveillance Guidance Note,SM/05/156, May 9 (Washington).

  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2005d, “The Acting Chair’s Summing Up: IEO Report on the Evaluation of the IMF’s Approach to Capital Account Liberalization,BUFF/05/79, May 16 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2005e, “Policy Support and Signaling in Low Income Countries,EBS/05/87, June 10; BUFF/05/131, August 2 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2005f, “Conclusions of the Task Force on IMF Technical Assistance,SM/05/269, July 13; BUFF/05/130, August 11 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2005g, “Draft Report of the Managing Director on the Fund’s Medium Term Strategy,SM/05/332, August 23 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2005h, “Jordan—Staff Report for the 2005 Article IV Consultation and Second Post-Program Monitoring Discussions,EBS/05/154, November 2 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2005i, “The Acting Chair’s Summing Up: Independent Evaluation Office—An Evaluation of IMF Support to Jordan, 1989–2004,BUFF/05/192, November 23 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2005j, “Staff Guidance Note on the Policy Support Instrument,SM/05/428, December 24 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2006a, “The Acting Chair’s Summing Up: Independent Evaluation Office—Evaluation of the Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP),BUFF/06/20, February 2 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2006b, “Review of Ex Post Assessments and Issues Related to Longer-Term Program Engagement,SM/06/115, March 21; BUFF/06/95, May 17 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2006c, “The Acting Chair’s Summing Up: Independent Evaluation Office—An Evaluation of the IMF’s Multilateral Surveillance,BUFF/06/58, March 29 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2007a, “Report of the Taskforce on Integrating Finance and Financial Sector Analysis into Article IV Surveillance,SM/07/57, February 9 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2007b, “The Acting Chair’s Summing Up: Independent Evaluation Office—the IMF and Aid to Sub-Saharan Africa,BUFF/07/32, March 9 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2007c, “The Chairman’s Summing Up: IEO Report on the Evaluation of the IMF Exchange Rate Policy Advice, 1999–2005,BUFF/07/71, May 15 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2007d, “The IMF’s Communication Strategy,SM/07/192, May 30; BUFF/07/92, June 27 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2007e, “Implementation Plan in Response to Board-Endorsed Recommendations Arising from the Independent Evaluation Office Report on The IMF and Aid to Sub-Saharan Africa,SM/07/198, June 5 (Washington). Available at: www.ieo-imf.org/ieo/pages/Multiheader.aspx.

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2007f, “Fiscal Policy Response to Scaled-Up Aid; Aid Inflows—The Role of the Fund and Operational Issues for Program Design,SM/07/199, June 7; BUFF/07/102, July 12 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2007g, “Bilateral Surveillance Over Member Countries,DEC/13919, June 15 (Washington).

  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2007h, “Implementing the 2007 Surveillance Decision—Interim Guidance Note,SM/07/228, June 28 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2007i, “Setting Out Surveillance Priorities,SM/07/277, July 27; BUFF/07/124, September 10 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2007j, “Implementation Plan in Response to Board-Endorsed Recommendations Arising from the IEO Report on The Evaluation of IMF Exchange Rate Policy Advice, 1999–2005,SM/07/297, August 16 (Washington). Available at: www.ieo-imf.org/ieo/pages/Multiheader.aspx.

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2007k, “Assessing Underlying Vulnerabilities and Crisis Risks in Emerging Market Countries—A New Approach,SM/07/328, September 17 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2007l, “The Role of the Fund in the Poverty Reduction Strategy Process and Its Collaboration with Donors,SM/07/334, September 21; BUFF/07/139, October 10 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2007m, “Enhancing Career Development at the Fund,Paper prepared by an Interdepartmental Working Group, October 18 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2007n, “Periodic Monitoring Report on the Status of Board-Endorsed IEO Recommendations and Management Implementation Plans,SM/07/383, December 3 (Washington). Available at: www.ieo-imf.org/ieo/pages/Multiheader.aspx.

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2007o, “The Chair’s Summing Up: IEO Evaluation of Structural Conditionality in IMF-Supported Programs,BUFF/07/171, December 18 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2008a, “Reform of Quota and Voice in the International Monetary Fund—Report of the Executive Board to the Board of Governors,SM/08/83, Sup. 1, March 21 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2008b, “Statement by the Managing Director on Strategic Directions in the Medium-Term Budget,BUFF/08/27, March 25 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2008c, “Implementation Plan in Response to Board-Endorsed Recommendations Arising from the IEO Evaluation of Structural Conditionality in IMF-Supported Programs,SM/08/104, April 8 (Washington). Available at: www.ieo-imf.org/ieo/pages/Multiheader.aspx.

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2008d, “Enhancing the Impact of Fund Technical Assistance,SM/08/97, April 13; BUFF/08/64, May 20 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2008e, “Joint Statement by the Executive Board and the Managing Director on the Report by the Independent Evaluation Office on the Evaluation of Aspects of IMF Corporate Governance—Including the Role of the Executive Board,Press Release No. 08/121, May 27 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2008f, “The Role of the Fund in Low-Income Countries,SM/08/170, June 16; BUFF/08/127, August 1 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2008g, “Revisions to the Operational Guidance Note on Conditionality,SM/08/245, July 14 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2008h, “Application of Structural Conditionality—2008 Annual Report,SM/08/246, July 14 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2008i, “2008 Triennial Surveillance Review—Overview Paper,SM/08/287, September 2; SUR/08/104, October 8 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2008j, “Report of the Executive Board Working Group on IMF Corporate Governance,Office Memorandum from the Secretary to the Executive Board, FO/ DIS/08/84, September 9; BUFF/08/147, October 6 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2008k, “Statement of Surveillance Priorities,SM/08/316, October 6; DEC/14182, October 17 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2008l, “Periodic Monitoring Report on the Status of Implementation Plans in Response to Board-Endorsed IEO Recommendations,SM/08/318, October 6 (Washington). Available at: www.ieo-imf.org/ieo/pages/Multi-header.aspx.

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2009a, “The Acting Chair’s Summing Up: IEO Evaluation of IMF Interactions with Member Countries,BUFF/10/2, January 8, 2010 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2009b, “Guidelines for New Review Process,Internal Memorandum, January 15 (Washington).

  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2009c, “Integrating Financial Sector Issues and FSAP Assessments into Surveillance—Progress Report,SM/09/15, January 16 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2009d, “The Fund-FSF Early Warning Exercise: Proposed Procedure,SM/09/17, January 21; BUFF/ 09/26, February 13 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2009e, “Joint Staff Advisory Notes—Amendments to Streamline Modalities 2009,DEC/14253, January 27 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2009f, “Initial Lessons of the Crisis,SM/09/37, February 6 (Washington).

  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2009g, “GRA Lending Toolkit and Conditionality-Reform Proposals,SM/09/69, March 13; BUFF/09/50, March 27 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2009h, “Modification of Access Policies for the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and the Exogenous Shocks Facility,SM/09/89, April 10; BUFF/09/67, April 20 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2009i, “Financial Sector Surveillance Guidance Note,SM/09/114, April 24 (Washington).

  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2009J, “The 2007 Surveillance Decision—Revised Operational Guidance,SM/09/123, May 1 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2009k, “Fiscal Implications of the Global Economic and Financial Crisis,SPN/09/13, June 9 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2009l, “The Acting Chair’s Summing Up: IEO Evaluation of IMF Involvement in Trade Policy Issues,BUFF/09/91, June 11 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2009m, “A New Architecture of Facilities for Low-Income Countries,SM/09/160, June 26 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2009n, “Toward a Stable System of Exchange Rates,FO/DIS/09/112, July 6 (Washington).

  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2009o, “A New Architecture of Facilities for Low-Income Countries and Reform of the Fund’s Concessional Financing Framework—Proposed Decision,SM/09/189, July 13; BUFF/09/131, July 28 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2009p, “Omnibus Paper on Easing Work Pressures,SM/09/213, August 5; DEC/A/13207, August 28 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2009q, “The IMF-FSF Early Warning Exercise: Further Steps,SM/09/214, August 5; BUFF/09/149, September 8 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2009r, “Financial Sector and Bilateral Surveillance—Toward Further Integration,SM/09/230, August 28; BUFF/09/159, September 24 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2009s, “Financial Sector Assessment Program after Ten Years—Experience and Reforms for the Next Decade,SM/09/231, August 28; BUFF/09/159, September 24 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2009t, “Creating Policy Space—Responsive Design and Streamlined Conditionality in Recent Low-Income Country Programs,SM/09/244, September 10; BUFF/09/163, September 28 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2009u, “Statement of Surveillance Priorities—Revisions of Economic Priorities and Progress on Operational Priorities,SM/09/235, September 30; DEC/14436, October 3 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2009v, “Third Periodic Monitoring Report on the Status of Implementation Plans in Response to Board-Endorsed IEO Recommendations,SM/09/261, October 7 (Washington). Available at: www.ieo-imf.org/ieo/pages/Multiheader.aspx.

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2009w, “Bilateral Surveillance Guidance Note,SM/09/265, October 28 (Washington).

  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2009x, “Implementation Plan in Response to Board-Endorsed Recommendations Arising from the IEO Evaluation of IMF Involvement in International Trade Policy Issues,SM/09/275, November 13 (Washington). Available at: www.ieo-imf.org/ieo/pages/Multiheader.aspx.

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2010a, “Operational Guidance Note on Conditionality—December 2009 Revisions,SM/10/22, Rev. 1, January 27 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2010b, “Ex Post Assessments of Members with a Longer-Term Program Engagement—Revised Guidance Note,SM/10/45, March 1 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2010c, “Application of Structural Conditionality—2009 Annual Report,SM/10/57, March 10 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2010d, “Financial Sector Surveillance and the Mandate of the Fund,SM/10/75, March 29; BUFF/10/51, April 20 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2010e, “Implementation Plan in Response to Board-Endorsed Recommendations Arising from the IEO Evaluation of IMF Interactions with Member Countries,SM/10/141, May 27 (Washington). Available at: www.ieo-imf.org/ieo/pages/Multiheader.aspx.

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2010f, “Compendium of Executive Board Work Procedures,EBD/10/33, June 2 (Washington).

  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2010g, “Integrating Stability Assessments Under the Financial Sector Assessment Program into Article IV Surveillance,SM/10/235, August 31; DEC/14736, September 21 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2010h, “Reference Note on Trade in Financial Services,SM/10/239, September 7 (Washington).

  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2010i, “Reference Note on Trade Policy, Preferential Trade Agreements, and WTO Consistency,SM/10/260, October 1 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2010j, “IMF Quota and Governance Reform—Elements of an Agreement,SM/10/293, October 31; BUFF/10/155, November 4 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2010k, “Financial Sector Assessment Program Procedures Manual,November (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2011a, “2011 Review of Conditionality and the Design of Fund-Supported Programs—Concept Note,FO/DIS/11/15, January 21 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2011b, “The Chairman’s Summing Up: IEO Evaluation of IMF Performance in the Run-Up to the Financial and Economic Crisis,BUFF/11/21, January 31 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2011c, “Assessing Reserve Adequacy,SM/11/31, February 15; BUFF/11/40, March 9 (Washington).

  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2011d, “Entry into Force of the Voice and Participation Amendment (Sixth Amendment) of the Fund’s Articles of Agreement—Key Features and Implications,SM/11/44, March 3 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2011e, “Managing Volatility—A Vulnerability Exercise for Low-Income Countries,FO/DIS/11/44, March 10 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2011f, “Recent Experiences in Managing Capital Inflows—Cross-Cutting Themes and Possible Policy Framework,SM/11/30, March 11; BUFF/11/50, March 31 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2011g, “Recent Experiences in Managing Capital Inflows—Cross-Cutting Themes and Possible Policy Framework—Supplementary Information,SM/11/30, Supplement 1, March 11 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2011h, “Fourth Periodic Monitoring Report on the Status of Implementation Plans in Response to Board-Endorsed IEO Recommendations,SM/11/52, March 11 (Washington). Available at: www.ieo-imf.org/ieo/pages/Multiheader.aspx.

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2011i, “2011 Triennial Surveillance Review—External Report on Interviews with Country Authorities,SM/11/241, May 15 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2011j, “The Acting Chair’s Summing Up: IEO Evaluation of Research at the IMF—Relevance and Utilization,BUFF/11/89, June 16 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2011k, “Working Group Report on Increasing the Effectiveness of Staff in the Field,Staff Memorandum to Management, June 24 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2011l, “Terms of Appointment of Christine Lagarde as Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund,Press Release No. 11/270, July 5 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2011m, “Consolidated Spillover Report—Implications from the Analysis of the Systemic-5,FO/DIS/11/140, July 11 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2011n, “2011 Triennial Surveillance Review—External Study—an Evaluation of IMF Surveillance of the Euro Area,SM/11/238, July 19 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2011o, “2011 Triennial Surveillance Review—External Study—IMF Surveillance—Coverage, Consistency and Coherence,SM/11/239, July 20 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2011p, “2011 Triennial Surveillance Review—External Commentary—A Short Note on Surveillance and How Reforms in Surveillance Can Help the IMF to Promote Global Financial Stability,SM/11/237, July 22 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2011q, “2011 Triennial Surveillance Review—External Study—IMF and Global Financial Stability,SM/11/240, July 25 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2011r, “Modernizing the Framework for Fiscal Policy and Public Debt Sustainability Analysis,SM/11/211, August 8; BUFF/11/121, September 2 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2011s, “2011 Triennial Surveillance Review—External Commentary—Surveillance by the International Monetary Fund,SM/11/236, August 15 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2011t, “2011 Triennial Surveillance Review—Review of 2007 Surveillance Decision and the Broader Legal Framework for Surveillance,SM/11/234, August 26 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2011u, “2011 Triennial Surveillance Review—Staff Background Studies,SM/11/235, August 26 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2011v, “Consolidated Multilateral Surveillance Report,SM/11/256, Rev.1, September 20 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2011w, “2011 Triennial Surveillance Review—Overview Paper,SM/11/233, August 29; BUFF/11/139, October 28 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2011x, “2011 Triennial Surveillance Review—Report of the External Advisory Group,SM/11/243, August 31 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2011y, “Report of the Task Force on the Fund’s Technical Assistance Strategy,SM/11/282, October 21; BUFF/11/144, November 16 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2012a, “Implementation Plan in Response to Board-Endorsed Recommendations for the IEO Evaluation of IMF Performance in the Run-Up to the Financial and Economic Crisis,SM/12/31, February 14 (Washington). Available at: www.ieo-imf.org/ieo/pages/Multiheader.aspx.

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2012b, “Enhancing Surveillance—Interconnectedness and Clusters,FO/DIS/12/37, March 15 (Washington).

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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2012d, “Review of the Experience with the Board Practices Reform,FO/DIS/12/76, May 16 (Washington).

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