Evaluation in the Fund



External Evaluation of IMF Economic Research Activities
Report by a Group of Independent Experts
2000 International Monetary Fund
April 2000

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Contents
File 1
(32k pdf file)
Part 1
Statement by Mr. Thomas Bernes, Chairman of the Evaluation Group on the External Evaluation of the Fund's Research Activities, Executive Board Meeting, September 7, 1999
Summing Up by the Acting Chairman, Report of External Evaluators on the Fund's Exonomic Research Activities, Executive Board Meeting, September 7, 1999

File 2
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Part 2
Report of the External Evaluation Committee on the IMF's Economic Research Activities
  List of Committee Members
  Executive Summary and Recommendations
  I Introduction
Objectives of the evaluation
How was the evaluation conducted?
Structure of the report
Research and the wider environment of the
  Fund
  II The Role of Research
What is research and why is it needed at the
  Fund?
The Nature and organization of economic
  research in the Fund
  III The Committee's Evaluation of Research
  Activities

Evaluation of Research Output
Evaluation of Inputs and the Research Process
  IV Recommendations for Change
Key Recommendations
Supplementary Recommendations
  Annexes
I.  Terms of References
II. The Nature and Organization of Economic Research   in the Fund
III. The Review Process
IV. Organizational Chart
V.  Glossary
  Bibliography
  Boxes and Tables
Case Study of Research on Inflation Targeting
The Fund's Performance Assessment and Rating
  System
Research by Country Specificity, 1995-1998
Research by Type of Country, 1995-1998
Research by Department, 1995-1998
Research by Research Topic, 1995-1998
Research by Document Type and Department, 1995-
  1998
Comparison of Citations of IMF Staff Papers,
  Brookings Papers on Economic Activity and World
  Bank Economic Review
(Citations of 1991 and
  1995 Articles)
Comparison of Journals Citing Staff Papers,
  Brookings Papers on Economic Activity and World
  Bank Economic Review
(Citations of 1991 and
  1995 Articles)
1971-1999 Citations of Staff Papers Articles
  Published in Selected Years (Excluding Citations
  in IMF Staff Papers)
1971-1997 Comparison of Total Citations (Over
  Selected Time Periods) of Staff Papers
  Articles Published in Selected Years (Excluding
  Citations in Staff Papers)

File 3
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Part 3
Comments by the Managing Director on the Report of the External Evaluators on the Fund's Economic Research Activities, Executive Board Meeting, September 7, 1999
Part 4
Staff Response to the External Evaluation of the IMF's Economic Research Activities