The Institute for the Development of Associative Economy (IDEAC) has its genesis in the PROCAMPO program (Project Management Training and Reproductive Projects) which began in 1981 in the Ministry of Agriculture. Working with The German Development Service Technical Social Cooperation (DED), IDEAC later focused much of its attention on the Millennium Development Goals (MDG). They currently implement development projects in the DR with funding from national governments, the EU, and FAO.