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  • The 2017 Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research goes to Hernando de Soto

    The 2017 Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research goes to Hernando de Soto

    The Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research is the most prominent international award in entrepreneurship research with a price sum of EUR 100,000. De Soto’s analyses have had tremendous influence on policy throughout the world and were a main source of inspiration for the World Bank’s Doing Business program. Read More
  • 2017 Award Winner

    2017 Award Winner

    Hernando de Soto Peru  Institute for Liberty and Democracy For developing a new understanding of the institutions that underpin the informal economy as well as the role of property rights and entrepreneurship in converting the informal economy into the formal sector.   Read More
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ILD in the News

Gaddafi and De Soto launch Project in LibyaTripoli, November 21st 2008.- Libyan Chief of State Muammar Gaddafi invited ILD President Hernando De Soto to Tripoli where both signed a contract for the ILD to help implement reforms for the legal empowerment of the poor.

Stiglitz, Klein, and De Soto debateNew York City, October 20 2008. The City University of New York (CUNY) organized and provided the setting for a debate that involved Economics Nobel Prize laureate Joseph Stiglitz, ILD President Hernando de Soto and journalist and anti-globalization activist, Naomi Klein.

International Bar Association - Buenos AiresBuenos Aires, 12 October 2008 ILD President Hernando De Soto participated as keynote speaker at the Opening Ceremony of the International Bar Association (IBA) 2008 Annual Conference held in the city of Buenos Aires.

De Soto ChenevalThe Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Institute for Liberty and Democracy (ILD) announced the publication of Realizing Property Rights, co-edited by Hernando de Soto, President of the ILD, and Francis Cheneval,

Clep Final Report3 June 2008, United Nations, NY -The Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor (CLEP) today launched its Final Report, “Making the Law Work for Everyone”, at the United Nations in New York.

The product of research, analysis, and consultations in more than 20 developing countries, the report argues that four billion people are effectively excluded from the Rule of Law, and thus deprived of a chance to lift themselves out of poverty.

Institutions and Legitimacy of the StateUSAID hosted the “Poverty Reduction in Conflict and Fragile States: Institutions and State Legitimacy" symposium on April 2, 2008 to discuss current international thought on the requisite of state legitimacy for transforming unstable countries into more prosperous and stable societies.

Times on lineWhat links Kenya, Benazir Bhutto, the EU and Gordon Brown?
Two clues: private property and the rule of law

By Stephen Pollard   |   January 2, 2008

The Indian ExpressPosted online: Saturday, October 27, 2007 at 0000 hrs IST

When in the year 2000, Hernando de Soto came up with his magnum opus The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else, it was a fundamental shift in thinking about an economic system

Aafrican ExecutiveSeptember 05, 2007 - The Asantehene (King of the Asante ethnic group) [is studying ways to resolve] the most serious developmental challenges facing not only the Asante ethnic group but also the entire Ghana – how to use ancestral lands, as property for loans

afghanistan mou 250On June 26th following an invitation from the Government of Afghanistan, an ILD delegation headed by CEO Manuel Salazar and supported by Operations Manager Luis Triveño, and International Affairs Manager Gabriel Daly visited Kabul for a three day meeting with His Excellency The Minister of Urban Development Mohd Yousaf Pashtun.

Business ReportJuly 3, 2007 - Cape Town  - Poor South Africans are sitting on R3 billion worth of "dead equity". This represented the potential value of about 1.8 million of the 2.5 million housing units built by the government since 1994, which were still without title deeds, housing minister Lindiwe Sisulu said yesterday.

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Zurich, May 2007 -  The renowned German and Swiss publishing house Orell Füsli has released a new book --The World’s Twelve Most Important Economists-- that lists ILD President Hernando de Soto in the company of David Ricardo, Adam Smith, Karl Marx, Leon Walras, Peter Drucker, Friedrich A. Von Hayek, Milton Friedman, John Forbes Nash, Amartya Sen, and Joseph Stiglitz. 


Tuesday, May 15, 2007

PROPERTY and Business Formalisation programme commonly known as MKURABITA will today hold a one-day workshop in Dar es Salaam that will discuss the Land Registration pilot project implemented in Handeni district.

the 2007 reportThe 2007 International Property Rights Index (IPRI) is the first international comparative study that measures the significance of both physical and intellectual property rights and their protection for economic well-being. In order to incorporate and grasp the important aspects related

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