The AML/WA project was designed to enhance inter-regional anti money laundering skills and capacities in four West African countries: Cape Verde, Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal.

It also supported participating countries in exchanging information on financial investigations and on asset recovery issues, by supporting the formation of an Asset Recovery Inter-Agency Network for West Africa (ARIN-WA). With these aims, the capacity to undermine cocaine trafficking by taking the profit out of the business, has been enhanced in the beneficiary countries.

The project which ended in January 2016 was implemented by a Consortium of EU Member States led by FIIAPP (Fundación Internacional y para Iberoamérica de Administración y Políticas Públicas).