IODE has three types of programmatic elements: 

  • Programme Component (PC): action with core UNESCO/IOC RP funding and staff support, supplemented by in-kind and/or extra-budgetary support, that enables the action to operate on a sustainable basis. Programme Components are the IODE core actions.
  • Programme Activity (PA): Long-term action receiving minimal UNESCO/IOC RP funding supplemented by in-kind and/or extra-budgetary support. These activities are associated with a Programme Component.
  • Project: Action that is limited in time and is fully funded from extra-budgetary sources.  These actions are associated either directly with a Programme Component or with a Programme Activity.