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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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Omidyar and Changemakers20 December 2010   |    Greetings from Ashoka’s Changemakers!

Land is one of the greatest assets of the world’s poor. Securing rights to this asset provides people with life-altering benefits—economic opportunity, enhanced identity, and personal dignity. Yet more than a billion people around the world live without these rights, unable to prove who they are and what they own

12 Economists

29 November 2010 - Editorial Norma presents the third book comprising the Hernando de Soto Library, The 12 Most Important Economists in the World - De Soto: with Smith and Stiglitz, which tells us why we should read the ideas and theories of these famous economists and thinkers.

QFinance"...Finance existed to support production, to back real recorded assets. Adam Smith wrote that finance was the wheel that brings in resources from the savers to the producing people who need it.

Omidyar and ChangemakersAugust 18, 2010, WASHINGTON DC and REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Omidyar Network and Ashoka’s Changemakers announced today they are launching an online competition to find the world’s top leaders working to increase secure access to property rights.

Centro de Atención Psico SocialJust before the traditional military parade of the 29th of July began, an apparently secondary event took place: approximately one hundred men, women, senior citizens and children clashed with the police and military to force their way into the stands set up at the edge of Brazil Avenue to watch the parade.

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 JULY 9, 2010

Post-Earthquake Refugee Camps and Rubble Remain, as Promised Funds Are Slow to Arrive; Hold-Ups Over Land Rights



PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti—Traffic inches past mountains of rubble. Tropical rains pound refugee camps where hundreds of thousands of people huddle amid the stench of excrement. Buildings marked for demolition lean drunkenly against each other.

Indian ExpressNew Delhi | Tuesday, July 6, 2010: Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto turned classical capitalism on its head with his trickle-up theory: that if you create wealth at the bottom of the pyramid, it will find its way up.

The Peruvian Amazon is not AvatarJune 5, 2010 - Globalization has rolled into the Peruvian Amazon. The local indigenous communities have witnessed the forces of the global market up close and fear that they will be displaced and enslaved by outsiders eager to benefit from the valuable natural resources on their jungle lands —the petroleum, logging and mining companies as well as the swarms of settlers migrating into the jungle (Creoles from the cities and Indians from the highlands). The natives also worried that these outside forces will continue to debase the biodiversity of their forests.

24 February 2010: Listen to Hernando de Soto discuss some of the reasons behind the continuing financial crisis, the recession and toxic paper with David McAlvany and Kevin Orrick. (A transcript is available as well.)

Property Rights AllianceThe Property Rights Alliance, inspired in Hernando de Soto’s work, has just published the 2010 International Property Rights Index (IPRI), measuring property rights in 125 countries. This is its fourth edition and this year it was carried out by Victoria Strokova, the 2009 Hernando de Soto Fellow.

Hernando de Soto in the Mongolian Economic ForumHernando de Soto, President of the ILD, was interviewed by Bloomberg on February 15th, in Ulaanbaatar, where he attended the Mongolian Economic Forum, and met with President Elbegdorj and Prime Minister Batbold.

Hernando de Soto Participates in the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and IndustryDuring mid-February 2010, ILD President, Hernando de Soto visited India to participate in a day-long session on inclusiveness, hosted by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).

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