The Country Offices and The Ecosystems and Livlihoods Group (ELG)implement the IUCN Programme and Strategy in collaboration with project partners, and with its state and NGO members under the overall strategic direction of the IUCN Intersessional Programme but are tailored to the national situation and priorities defined in consultation with national membership.

The Country Offices and ELGs have autonomous, yet complementary programmes, each sub-component contributing to the objectives of the overall Intersessional Programme of IUCN and the achievement of IUCN’s key result areas.