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Annex 2: Interviews of Country Authorities

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Ruben Lamdany
Published Date:
April 2013
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For the purposes of this evaluation, the IEO team interviewed the authorities of 54 countries and 3 regional organizations, for a total of 382 interviews. Interviews were held during country visits, at the IMF headquarters during the 2011 Spring and Annual Meetings, and by telephone. The team also conducted interviews of IMF Management and staff and of members in most of the Executive Directors’ offices. Table A2.1 presents the geographical distribution (based on area department) of countries for which authorities were interviewed.1Table A2.2 presents the same sample organized by country income group. Finally, Table A2.3 presents the sample classified by program status.

Table A2.1.Country Authorities Interviewed by Area Department
Number of CountriesNumber of Interviews
AFR2083
APD9102
EUR15128
MCD313
WHD1056
Total57382
Table A2.2.Country Authorities Interviewed by Income Group
Number of CountriesNumber of Interviews
Advanced economies14100
Emerging market economies24198
Low-income countries1984
Total57382
Table A2.3.Country Authorities Interviewed by Program Status 1
Number of CountriesNumber of Interviews
Program23152
Surveillance34230
Total57382

As per OBP’s time reporting system classification (as of February 1, 2012). Regional entities are considered to be in the surveillance group.

As per OBP’s time reporting system classification (as of February 1, 2012). Regional entities are considered to be in the surveillance group.

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