The ICSID Convention came into force through a multilateral agreement and came into force on 14 October 1966. As part of its global trade finance program, IFC guarantees trading obligations to more than 200 licensed banks in more than 80 countries to reduce risks to international transactions.  The Global Trade Finance Program provides guarantees to cover payment risks for emerging market banks for notes, exchange notes, credit securities, supply and performance bonds, supplier loans for imports of capital goods and advances.  In 2010, IFC issued $3.46 billion in more than 2,800 guarantees, more than 51% of which target IDA member countries.  In fiscal 2011, iFC issued $4.6 billion in more than 3,100 guarantees. In 2009, IFC launched a separate crisis response program, known as the Global Trade Liquidity Program, which provides liquidity for international trade between less developed countries. Since its inception in 2009, the Global Trade Liquidity Program has supported more than $15 billion in 2011.  Limited liability is a standard feature of MdBs constitution agreements. The IBRD agreements state that „ibilabilisabilisonis is limited to the unpaid portion of the issue price of the shares,“ a provision that is also included in the ADB and AfDB constitution agreements as well as the latest MdBs, such as the New Development Bank (NDB) and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) (IBRD 2012, art. II, by.
6) IDA and the founding agreements of the IFC contain an identical provision on limitation of liability: „No member is responsible for the obligations of the Association/Society because of its membership in it.“ (IDA 1960, art. II, by. 3; IFC 2012, art. II, by. 4) Each organization in the World Bank Group operates according to procedures defined by its contractual provisions or by an equivalent administrative document. These documents describe the terms of membership and the general principles of organization, management and operations. In 2008, IFC provided $450 million in loans to Coastal Gujarat Power Ltd. for the construction of the Mundra Ultra Mega Power project or Mundra UMPP. Under the loan agreement between IFC and the company, IFC could withdraw financial assistance from the project if the terms of the agreement were not met. In 2015, the petitioners, Jam et al., filed a complaint against the IFC for „negligence, negligent surveillance, public harassment, private harassment, home invasion and breach of contract“ against the IFC for ifC`s failure to comply with IFC-approved environmental and social action plans.
(SCOTUS 2018, 7) The IFC justified the case by the prosecution that the U.S. courts are not competent, citing the IFC`s immunity status under U.S. law. A provision of immunity is included in the agreements establishing the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the New Development Bank (NDB), the Asian Infrastructure Bank (AIIB).