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    SINGER: Okay. The Institute for Liberty and Democracy in Peru, I really think Hernando de Soto should win the Nobel prize for the work he’s done. I hope he does. But he’s going around the world and identified one of the most powerful things to the economy and the creation of wealth. And that is the ownership of property. FORBES: Which you can then use as collateral.  Read More
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ILD in the News

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.

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

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. 


IDBMar 17, 2007 - In IDB Seminar, Hernando de Soto urged policy makers to focus on problems that affect the poor.

The seminar was one of a series of events being held in conjunction with the 48th Annual Meeting of the IDB’s Board of Governors in this Central American capital.

Guatemala City, 17 March 2007: Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the Inter-American Bank (IDB), signed a statement of principle today with the Institute for Liberty and Democracy (ILD) to initiate a new program to provide the necessary technical assistance to promote and implement property rights,

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

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

euromoney conferencesJanuary 20, 2007 - Mr. de Soto visited Riyadh, Saudi Arabia between 15 and 17 January 2007 to attend the First Euromoney Housing Finance Conference: “A house for every citizen – turning vision into reality

The Jordan TimesJanuary 23, 2007 - A Group of Jordanian economists attended a dinner last week with Dr. Hernando de Soto, an internationally renowned economist from Peru, leader of one of the most important think tanks in the world and a world recognized authority on the issue of property rights and informal market activities.

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