The Arab Regional Agenda for Improving Education Quality (ARAIEQ) was endorsed by the Arab Ministers of Education on December 22, 2010. The Arab League Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ALECSO) was responsible for the management and coordination of ARAIEQ, which was funded by the World Bank. The Arab Programme on Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis (APEEPA) was part of the regional initiative ARAIEQ and managed by UNESCO. As part of this programme, Arab countries were invited to take part in benchmarking their evaluation systems using standardized tools developed by the World Bank Systems Approach for Better Education Results (SABER) program. Results of this mapping exercise have been published in a joint ALECSO-UNESCO report in both Arabic and English.