Our interest in mapping at the World Bank is strong and growing.
They are questions that pop up frequently: What exactly is the World Bank? How does it operate? Who's in charge? What is the organization's history?
We set out to answer those questions – and offer a look at some of the things you might not know about the Bank – in the newly revamped "About Us" section on the Bank’s website.
“Anything men can do, we can too.”
Shernette Chin of Jamaica could not imagine how her life would be without her job, which provides food on the table for her kids. To Shernette, men and women are equal. “A woman can do the same thing as a man can do. If men do carpentry, women can do it.”
Women in Iraq are making a difference every single day by serving as emergency room workers.
By treating patients, these women are having a positive impact on people’s lives.
“Receiving a simple ‘Thank you’ makes you feel like you are doing the right thing,” said one woman. “It gives you a feeling that you have accomplished something.”