The scope did not include the newly issued Implementation Plan in Response to the Board-Endorsed Recommendations for the IEO Evaluation Report—Behind the Scenes with Data at the IMF (SM/16/305, 10/28/2016), which was discussed and endorsed by the Evaluation Committee on October 19, 2016.
In addition, one action (e.g., staff tenure in country assignments) which was classified as “implemented” in the Sixth PMR has been reclassified as “open” at the request of Executive Directors.
In addition, following AFR’s lead, all area departments are introducing annual surveys of country authorities on the quality of engagement and policy dialogue.
AFR has put in place a standing research advisory committee that reviews WPs and submits recommendations on issuance to the relevant B-level supervisor.
This program was established in FY 2011 to contribute to diversity of underrepresented nations at the B-level. Hiring under the program was planned to end in FY 2015, with funding continuing for those still in the program through FY 2018. Of the 11 staff hired so far, six are being absorbed by departments (some with central additional funding), three are still under fixed-term monitoring, and two have left the Fund.