The ILD

The Institute for Liberty and Democracy (ILD), led by Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto, works with developing countries to implement property and business rights reforms that provide the legal tools and institutions required for citizens to participate in the formal national and global economy.  ILD works toward a world in which all people have equal access to secure rights to their real property and business assets in order to pull themselves—and their countries—out of poverty.

 

ILD’s Property Paradigm

Since the mid-1990s right up until 2008, nearly everyone in the Third World seemed to agree: markets and the rule of law were the time-tested solutions to create prosperity for all our people, including the poorest; and we were all headed in that direction. To this worldview the ILD added its own breakthrough property paradigm: for real sustainable economic growth to occur and for the rule of law to gel, widespread property rights were more important to development than suspected. Stemming from the ILD's property rights paradigm the ILD has developed four strategies that respond to today's economic and social challenges that we have labeled: “The Arab Spring”, “The Avatar Myths”, the “Knowledge Crisis”, and “Hidden Discrimination against Women.”

 

Economic Roots of the Arab Spring

Economic Roots of the Arab Spring

Economic Roots of the Arab Spring

The Avatar Myths

The Avatar Myths

The Avatar Myths

Who owns this mess?

Who owns this mess?

Who owns this mess?

Fighting the Legal Empowerment Gap

Fighting the Legal Empowerment Gap

Fighting the Legal Empowerment Gap

Contact Us

    • Las Gaviotas 122 Of. 303, Surquillo, Lima 34, Peru
    • (511) 221-3318 / (511) 222-5566
    • www.ild.org.pe