The IWEco Project started implementation in 2017. It is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) is the lead Implementing Agency for national and regional sub-projects, with UNDP also implementing some activities under the Knowledge Management regional sub-project and community-based livelihoods support opportunities associated with the national sub-projects through the GEF-Small Grants Programme. The Secretariat to the Cartagena Convention, UNEP CAR/RCU and the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), working with Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), are the co-Executing Agencies.
Partnership is a central tenet of the project which is being implemented through a network of international, regional and national partners.
In 2019, the Project Coordination Unit (PCU) began producing a monitoring dashboard to track the progress of activities in the eight participating countries which have national-sub projects, as well as that of the regional partners.