Abstract

The 2014 Annual Report of the Independent Evaluation Office of the International Monetary Fund.

Appendix 1. Administrative Budget: Independent Evaluation Office

(In U.S. dollars)

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Resources carried forward from the previous year under established rules, aside from FY2014 when a higher carry-forward was approved on a one-time, exceptional basis.

Appendix 2. Outreach Activities

May 2013, Singapore

Presentation of the evaluation on International Reserves: IMF Concerns and Country Perspectives to an audience of officials, academics, and financial market representatives at the Singapore Management University.

June 2013, Budapest, Hungary

Presentation of lessons from past IEO evaluations at a meeting of the IMF/World Bank Central and Eastern European constituency.

July 2013, Jerusalem, Israel

Seminar on the evaluation of Research at the IMF: Relevance and Utilization at the Bank of Israel.

August 2013, Berlin, Germany

Joint seminar with the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval) to discuss the role of evaluation in international organizations and present the findings of the evaluation of The Role of the IMF as Trusted Advisor.

October 2013, Washington, DC

Participation in the Fall meeting of the Evaluation Cooperation Group and presentation and discussion on IEO efforts to strengthen follow-up on Board-endorsed recommendations.

January 2014, Santiago, Chile

Presentation on “Evaluación en la gestión pública: lecciones de la experiencia del FMI” at the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.

February 2014, Vienna, Austria

Presentation on “Lessons from the IMF Experience in the Global Crisis” at the Bretton Woods @ 70 Conference held at the Oesterreichische Nationalbank.

April 2014, Johannesburg, South Africa

Participation at the Spring meeting of the Evaluation Cooperation Group and presentation and discussion on self-evaluation in international financial institutions.

April 2014, Ottawa, Canada

Presentation of findings of the evaluation of IMF Forecasts: Process, Quality, and Country Perspectives at the Bank of Canada.

April 2014, Brasilia, Brazil

Presentation of findings of the evaluation of IMF Forecasts: Process, Quality, and Country Perspectives at the Central Bank of Brazil.