Abstract

In early calendar year 2015, the IEO launched a new evaluation on the IMF and the euro area crisis. This evaluation will assess the IMF’s engagement in the euro area, including its programs in Greece, Ireland, and Portugal.

Work in Progress

In early calendar year 2015, the IEO launched a new evaluation on the IMF and the euro area crisis. This evaluation will assess the IMF’s engagement in the euro area, including its programs in Greece, Ireland, and Portugal.

The IEO is in the final stages of work on “Self-Evaluation at the IMF: An IEO Assessment.” Work is continuing on an evaluation of data and statistics at the IMF.

Future Work Program

On January 26, 2015, the IEO posted on its website a note on “Possible Topics for Evaluation over the Medium Term.” The IEO consulted with Executive Directors and other stakeholders on potential future evaluation topics based on this note. There was particular interest on evaluations focusing on macro-financial issues and their integration in IMF surveillance and program work, and on IMF engagement in fragile countries. The IEO will be launching new evaluations as the ongoing ones are completed. In addition, the IEO will continue its series of reports that revisit past IEO evaluations five to ten years after they were first issued.

Table 1.

Completed and Ongoing IEO Work Program

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Date indicates when the evaluation report was transmitted to the IMF Executive Board.