Abstract

75. The IMF produced a vast body of research that included a large number of high-quality and very useful products, which were appreciated by country authorities, staff, and the research community. This was particularly true for the WEO and GFSR, but also for many other publications. IMF research publications were widely read by authorities in member countries and played a significant role in policymaking and in discussions with IMF staff. IMF research was also influential among other international organizations, academics, and think tanks. At the same time, this evaluation found that there is significant scope to improve the relevance and quality of IMF research, and hence enhance utilization. The remainder of this section focuses on those areas where research activities and products could be improved.

Relevance and Utilization
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