Unnayan Shamannay (US) is a home-grown Bangladeshi non-profit and non-governmental research organization. However, its operational space is more than research; it is also building capacity, doing policy advocacy, assisting in networking, and facilitating cultural learning. The members of Unnayan Shamannay have been striving to invigorate and further strengthen private sector initiatives for socioeconomic and cultural development of Bangladesh through a concerted grassroots approach.