The SACMEQ IV Project was scheduled for implementation during 2013-2017 with new innovations that would enable participating countries to track changes over time, to make valid comparisons with similar education systems, and to report on progress made towards the attainment of Education For All (EFA) goals and the MDGs by the 2015 target year. The SACMEQ IV main data collection was scheduled for implementation in fifteen Ministries of Education (Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mauritius, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland (eSwatini), Tanzania (Mainland), Tanzania (Zanzibar), Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe) during 2013.  Angola Ministry of Education was participating in the SACMEQ IV project as an observer with a view to becoming a full member. The international report for SACMEQ IV was launched in 2017.