International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes

The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) is an international arbitration institution established in 1966 for legal dispute resolution and conciliation between international investors and States. ICSID is part of and funded by the World Bank Group, headquartered in Washington, D.C., in the United States. It is an autonomous, multilateral specialized institution to encourage international flow of investment and mitigate non-commercial risks by a treaty drafted by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development's executive directors and signed by member countries.[3][4] As of May 2016, 153 contracting member states agreed to enforce and uphold arbitral awards in accordance with the ICSID Convention.

International Centres for
Settlement of Investment Disputes
ICSID logo
TypeDispute resolution organization
Legal statusTreaty
PurposeInternational arbitration
HeadquartersWashington, D.C., United States
163 countries (signatory and contracting states)
154 countries(contracting states only)[1]
Meg Kinnear[2]
Parent organization
World Bank Group

The center performs advisory activities and maintains several publications.