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West Africa Monitor Quarterly – Issue 6
West Africa continues its transformation. This 6th edition provides an update on the latest political, economic and social developments at the regional level and in individual countries. Through country updates and thematic papers, it explores the mobile financial services sector. The rapid and widespread adoption of cell phone technology has allowed for the emergence of mobile payment, promoting the financial inclusion of an unbanked majority, in areas where cash dominates trade. The current issue presents an overview of the market in West Africa and analyses the main obstacles to wider dissemination of technology. It also demonstrates how industry players are developing solutions to improve economic and social governance in countries throughout the region.