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External Evaluation of the Independent Evaluation Office

Report of the Panel Convened by the IMF Executive Board

José Antonio Ocampo, Stephen Pickford, and Cyrus Rustomjee

January 2013

We benefited greatly from discussions with government authorities, the IMF Managing Director, Executive Board members, IMF and IEO staff, policy analysts and civil society. We owe special thanks for their support to Moeketsi Majoro, Alessandro Zanello and Moisés Schwartz. We also want to acknowledge the excellent work by our two research associates, Analisa Ribeiro Bala and Heriberto Tapia.

Table of Contents

  • External Evaluation of the Independent Evaluation Office; Report of the Panel Convened by the IMF Executive Board

  • Statement by the Managing Director on the External Evaluation of the Independent Evaluation Office Executive Board Meeting

  • Staff Response to the External Evaluation of the Independent Evaluation Office Executive Board Meeting

  • Independent Evaluation Office Response to the Report of the External Evaluation Team

  • Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Considers External Evaluation of the Independent Evaluation Office

  • 1. Introduction

  • 2. Overall Evaluation

  • 3. The Lissakers Report

  • 4. Independence and Mandates

  • 5. A Detailed Assessment of the Evaluation Cycle

    • A. Nature of the Reports and Topic Selection

    • B. Quality of the Reports and Nature of their Recommendations

    • C. Effects on the Fund

    • D. The Follow-up Process

    • E. The Evaluation Committee

  • 6. Staff and Budgetary Issues

  • 7. Summary of Recommendations

  • Annex I: Terms of Reference of External Evaluation Panel

  • Annex II: List of Interviewees

  • Annex III: Assessment of Follow-up of IEO Recommendations

  • Annex IV (A): Executive Summary of IEO Staff Survey Results

  • Annex IV (B): IEO Survey Results

  • Annex IV (C): IEO Staff Survey

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Public Information Notice (PIN) No. 13/40

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 29, 2013

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