Inter Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA)

GIABA is an institution of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) currently responsible for facilitating the adoption and implementation of Anti-money Laundering (AML) and Counterthe Financing of Terrorism (CFT) in West Africa. It is also a FATF-Styled Regional Body (FSRB) working with its member States to ensure compliance with international AML/CFT standards.
GIABA was established in 1999 through the decision of the Authority of Heads of State and government of the ECOWAS. GIABA’s mandate was revised in January 2006 to fully incorporate and properly reflect the imperative to fight the financing of terrorism.