Iguíñiz-Echeverría, Javier M. (2007). "The Power, rigour and effectiveness of an idea: the case of the poor’s legal informality" Paper presented at the 4th annual conference of the HDCA, 18-20 September 2007, New York, USA.

Nobel prizes in economics, presidents of various countries, important magazines, and multilateral organizations have endorsed this author’s impulse to the official registration of the poor`s property, particularly, their homes, as the key to launch a worldwide economic revolution from below. In this paper we present the institutional backing of those ideas, the analytic substance of the main arguments involved, the descriptive accuracy of the institutions operating in the Third World, and the results of their application.