|The IEO provides objective and independent evaluation on issues related to the IMF. The Office operates independently of IMF management and at arm's length from the IMF's Executive Board.|
guarantees of independence
fully independent from the IMF's management and staff, operates at
arms' length from the Executive Board. This independence is strengthened
by the following safeguards:
Director of the IEO is appointed by the Executive Board for a period
of four years, renewable for a further three years. He may not be
appointed to the IMF Staff at the end of his term.
Director of the IEO is solely responsible for the selection of IEO
personnel (including external consultants) on terms and conditions
set by the Executive Board with a view to ensuring that IEO is staffed
with independent and highly qualified personnel. When the office
is fully staffed, a majority of its personnel will come from outside
the IMF. In addition, IEO staff report exclusively to the Director
of IEO, not to IMF management.