Abstract

47. This chapter examines the technical quality of the different types of IMF research. It assesses the soundness of the analysis and policy conclusions in different product lines, as well as the clarity of exposition in relation to their intended audience. The evaluation criteria were adjusted to take into account the different goals and intended audiences of each category (and product line) of research.15 Surveillance-oriented research was assessed on the basis of how well it explained the relevance of the policy issue being examined, the appropriateness of the analytical framework and data used to address the question posed, and the clarity of the policy conclusions. In addition, academic-style output was judged on the basis of whether it generated new knowledge or broadened the understanding of policy frameworks.

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