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  • 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
  • Why Thomas Piketty is wrong about capital in the 21st century

    We have begun challenging the most visible critic of capital in recent times, French economist Piketty, regarding his mistaken conclusions. ILD De Soto's article 'The poor against Piketty' was first released in France’s prominent magazine Le Point and has now been published in over 20 countries worldwide from the United States to Nigeria and Brazil.      Read More
  • Growth and Military Victory

    Between 1990-2013 Peru's economy grew twice as fast as the rest of Latin America's economies —with its middle class growing four times faster. Peru also won the only victory in the West over a terrorist movement since the fall of communism that did not involve the intervention of foreign troops.             Read More
  • ILD President De Soto attends the Blockchain Summit

    The 1st annual Block Chain Summit concluded May 28th 2015, on host entrepreneur Richard Branson's private Caribbean island. A key moderator of the event which gathered the top thinkers in the field was Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto, according to co-host George Kikvadze, Vice Chairman of the world's leading blockchain infrastructure provider, the technology behind the blockchain is the digitalization of De Soto's book, The Read More
  • De Soto meets with Peruvian Minister of Defense

    On August 18, 2015, ILD's Hernando de Soto met with the Peruvian Minister of Defense Jakke Valakivi, and the Commander General of the Peruvian Armed Forces at their headquarters in San Borja, Lima.    Read More
  • ILD in US Presidential News

    Rand Paul interview: ‘[Hernando] de Soto had an article in The Wall Street Journal… [where] he talked about the experience in Peru, where they did build up their military presence, they did recruit citizens to be involved in it, but they also recognized that the recruitment to the Shining Path [terrorist group] was often one where people were outside the economy because of government obstruction.’ Read More
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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.

Contact Us
Las Gaviotas 122 Of. 303,
Surquillo, Lima 34, Peru
(511) 221-3318 / (511) 222-5566