2016 IPRI: Acknowledgements
We would like to express our gratitude for Hernando de Soto who’s tireless leadership continues to advance discussions around the world about the challenges posed by lack of secure property rights. His vision for creating a world with greater security of property rights continues to inspire our work on the index. We are honored to have the fellowship bear his name and are grateful for his continued support and guidance.
We look forward to working with him and the scholars at the Lima-based Institute for Liberty and Democracy (ILD) in the future.
We are particularly thankful for the financial and intellectual support of Grover Norquist and the Americans for Tax Reform Foundation (ATRF). Needless to say, their support for the Hernando de Soto Fellowship program has made it possible for us to publish the International Property Rights Index (IPRI) annually. We are also thankful to Christopher Butler, chief of staff at Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), for his assistance throughout the project.
Many thanks to our contributing scholars for their case studies: Dr. Elena Panaritis, Jorge Constantino Collindres, Matt Regan, and Guillermo Pena Panting, Philip Stevens, Mahmoud Farouk, Adel Elhemaily, Hizkia Respatiadi and Dr. Maszlee Malik
We extend our special appreciation to the PRA Fellow Philip Thompson and to PRA’s Associates Sergio Monreal and Brady Wilson and for their outstanding research assistance. Their effort, knowledge, and hard work helped immensely with the rollout of the IPRI.
We gratefully appreciate the continued support and commitment of our 102 international partner organizations from 70 countries, without them it would be impossible to promote and advocate property rights around the world. We welcome our new partners to this year’s index.
Sary Levy-Carciente, 2016 Hernando de Soto Fellow
Lorenzo Montanari, Executive Director, Property Rights Alliance