The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) was formed in 1996 as a platform for public-private sector cooperation on Nigeria's economic development. The NESG engages government, private sector, and civil society on key development issues and economic policies in Nigeria. The strategic roles of the Group include those of being a; Dialogue Partner: Shaping policy through public debate, Connector: Instituting change through influence that mobilizes action. Over the years, the Group has made significant input into policy changes in Nigeria through independent research and advocacy and has also been able to shape policies through its annual economic summits and other high level policy engagements. Recently, the NESG has been on many fronts including making a series of presentations to various Senate Committees covering a myriad of sectors in the economy. They have also urged the Federal Government to adhere strictly to the implementation of the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) so as to achieve the desired impact on the economy.