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part of World Bank Group International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes: one of the five institutions that comprises the World Bank Group. It was established in 1966 to undertake the role previously undertaken in a personal capacity by the President of the World Bank in assisting in mediation or conciliation of investment disputes between governments and private foreign investors. The overriding consideration in its establishment was that a specialist institution could help to promote increased flows of international investment. Although ICSID has close links to the World Bank, it is an autonomous organization.

Definitions of ’ICSID’ and meaning of ’ICSID’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’ICSID’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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