The Sixth Annual Conference on Regional Integration in Africa (ACRIA6) organised by the West African Institute of Economic and Financial Management (WAIFEM), Lagos convened on July 1-2, 2015, Lagos, Nigeria. The conference facilitated discussions and presentation of papers between researchers and policymakers based on the theme Investment and Competitiveness in Africa.

The aim of the conference was to provide a forum for for participants to discuss the policy implications of their findings in support of the regional integration agenda. Dr. Chukwuka Onyekwena presented a paper titled Trade and Foreign Direct Investment nexus in West Africa: Does Export Category Matter?