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  • French Magazine Le Point Features De Soto with a Portrait

    France's prominent magazine Le Point, has featured ILD's Hernando de Soto with a portrait interview in their January 2016 issue. The feature highlights the work of Hernando on the informal economy and takes a special look on his  work in the MENA region in regards to the Arab Spring. The article also makes a point of how he works directly in the field collecting his Read More
  • Hernando De Soto | How to win the war on terror

    De Soto's artice on how to defeat terrorism has been published all over the world, including with the World Economic Forum and India's Mint: 'If Hollande, the next US president, and their Arab allies are to stop terrorism, they must press (and help) West Asian governments to provide their people with the protections that will nurture their potential to prosper on equal terms in the Read More
  • Could The Blockchain Empower The Poor & Unlock Global Growth?

    Read Michael Casey's Techonomy article on ILD's Hernando de Soto and the potential of the blockchain, the technology behind bitcoin, to help the poor. The article was published in December 2015 and highlights the views of De Soto on the blockchain having the potential to allow disenfrachised people worldwide to gain legal title to their homes and lift themselves out of poverty. Read More
  • De Soto a Panelist with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in India

     ILD's Hernando de Soto was a panelist at the American Enterprise Institute's Symposium in Dharamsala, India with His Holiness the Dalai Lama on November 5th, 2015. In the Symposium, De Soto spoke about how the problem in the world is not about too much capitalism, but not enough. He also talked about how capitalism depends on agreements, on property documents and how 70% of the world’s population does Read More
  • Hernando de Soto Opens The Silk Road Forum in Tbilisi

    Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto opened the Silk Road Forum on October 15th 2015, the event brought in 800 attendees from thirty countries to the Georgian capital Tbilisi, including Prime Ministers. Read More
  • Property Rights Project

    Our goal is to determine the roots of informal hostility against multinationals and identify what is needed to build a national social contract on extractive industries that could harmonize their property interests with those of multinationals as opposed to creating conflict. Read More
  • De Soto Speaks at a Block Chain Summit in Abu Dhabi

    Hernando de Soto was a main speaker at a BitFury Group Blockchain Summit that took place from October 7-10th, 2015 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. During the summit, De Soto presented a property application of Bitcoin to his Royal Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarek al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates and several other financial authorities. Read More
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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.

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