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International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

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1. The purpose of this evaluation is to examine technical assistance (TA) provided by the IMF to its member countries and to derive operational recommendations that can enhance the contribution of TA to the overall IMF mandate.

International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

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15. In 1999, the IMF’s Office of Internal Audit and Inspection (OIA) carried out a comprehensive evaluation of IMF TA covering the Fiscal Affairs Department (FAD), the Monetary and Exchange Affairs Department (MAE, now Monetary and Financial Systems Department (MFD)), and the Statistics Department (STA). Several issues raised in Chapter 1 were addressed by this evaluation.

International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

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28. In this chapter, we analyze major trends and patterns in the allocation of TA resources as defined by different accounting systems and definitions within the institution. We look at the FY1998–2004 period, for which consistent and comparable data on TA inputs can be obtained. We examine first the evolution of aggregate TA resources, and then identify patterns according to functional departments, regional groupings, and policy initiatives (as defined by the IMF’s TA Policy Statement). We also explore the factors that determine the allocation of TA among and within countries.

International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

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49. As noted, the stated objective of IMF TA is to (a) assist countries in the design of appropriate macroeconomic and structural reforms, and (b) to strengthen members’ capacity to formulate and implement growth-oriented and poverty reducing policies. These are broad objectives, which in turn have been used to define a wide set of TA activities, including fact finding and analytical work to enhance the IMF’s knowledge in its policy dialogue and program design. These activities may include short-term TA to advise on particular policy issues or crisis situations. At the other end of the spectrum—and depending on the degree of institutional development—they may comprise longer-term TA using resident experts to improve a country’s capacity to diagnose problems and design and implement policies.

International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

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113. This chapter examines the process of TA delivery—ranging from the design of TOR, the formulation of recommendations, the selection of modalities for providing TA, to the articulation of a dissemination strategy. We also look at how IMF experts interact with local counterparts and authorities. The discussion is based on the field work of the six country studies. A summary of major findings by country may be found in Table 5.1.