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About Property Rights Alliance


Property Rights Alliance (PRA), an affiliate of Americans for Tax Reform, stands as an advocacy organization dedicated to the protection of physical and intellectual property rights, both domestically and internationally. 
 PRA’s efforts to protect private property are all-encompassing and include issues such as:
· Federal and state law for “takings” and the use of eminent domain
· Federal government land and building ownership
· U.S. environmental policy and its effect on private property ownership
· Piracy and counterfeiting of intellectual property on a domestic and international front
· Property law and protections in developing countries in order to foster economic growth and democracy
· Strong intellectual and physical property safeguards for all trade agreements with the United States
On the international stage, PRA works closely with famed property rights champion and President of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy (ILD) in Lima, Peru, Hernando de Soto. With great help from the ILD and de Soto, PRA is proud to offer the Hernando de Soto Fellowship. Each year, the fellow works on the upcoming addition of the International Property Rights Index (IPRI).
The International Property Rights Index (IPRI) is the flagship publication of the Property Rights Alliance (PRA). The PRA is committed to promoting property rights around the world. The IPRI is an annual comparative study that aims to quantify the strength of property rights – both physical and intellectual – and to rank countries accordingly. The IPRI report shows the link between property rights protection and economic development. The 2013 edition contains the ranking of 131 countries, which represents 98 percent of world gross domestic product and 93 percent of world population.
The 2015 edition contains the IPRI rankings, rankings by IPRI core components, regional distribution of IPRI scores, and changes in IPRI scores from 2014. The 2015 edition again features individual country profiles, which provide the historic progression of IPRI scores and their components, point to any advances and variations, and show strong or weak aspects of countries’ property rights. Additionally, to account for gender-based disparities existing in developing countries regarding property rights, a specific chapter is dedicated to gender equality. For more information on the Index, please visit
In its effort to produce the IPRI, PRA has secured the support of 92 think tanks and policy organizations in 65 countries involved in research, policy development, education, and promotion of property rights in their countries. The IPRI provides an international platform to highlight its partners’ efforts to advance physical and intellectual property rights grounded in a strong legal framework and effective enforcement.
The 2015 IPRI serves as a tool for policy makers, think tanks, academics, business leaders and other parties interested in promoting the protection of property rights and economic development.
For more information on the Index or to be part of the partner organizations, please contact Lorenzo Montanari, Executive Director of the Property Rights Alliance at