Land titling is one of the main shared strategies to cope with the issue of urban in-formality in the Global South. One of the most relevant and well-known contributions is the one provided by Hernando de Soto. Defined together one of the best economists in the world and "guru of neo-liberal populism", de Soto attracted both important endorsements and harsh criticisms. The contribution of this paper is to provide a framework of de Soto main achievements, in terms of international impact of his theories.
Keywords: Informality; property rights; poverty; extra-legality; land titling