A Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) / Build-Operate-Manage (BOM) / Build-Operate-Own (BOO) project is the direct implementation approach to set up a microcredit program following the Grameen approach in a country. Grameen Trust has introduced BOT/BOM/BOO projects with a view to set up sustainable microcredit programs in locations that are poverty stricken, devastated by natural calamities or badly affected by civil war. This program has proved to be effective as it significantly reduces the time required for establishment and implementation of the program. GT deploys its experienced staff to set up and implement BOT/BOM/BOO projects that lowers implementation time as well as training cost.
At present, Grameen Trust has five ongoing direct implementation projects in China, India, Kosovo, U.S.A and UK. The BOT/BOM projects and joint collaboration projects in Myanmar, Indonesia, Costa Rica, Colombia, China, Bahrain, Guatemala,,Mexico and Zambia have already been handed over to the host/local organization.
Given the challenges of establishing sustainable microfinance programs in difficult areas and situations, Grameen Trust has introduced direct implementation program following Grameen Bank approach.