New AtlanticistSep 2, 2023
Why the Inter-American Development Bank-World Bank deal matters, and what’s next
By Jason Marczak, Pepe Zhang
Presidents Ilan Goldfajn and Ajay Banga signed a landmark agreement on August 31 to address development in Latin America and the Caribbean.
ReportJun 5, 2023
Enhancing market size, scalability, and regional integration in Latin America and the Caribbean
By Pepe Zhang
To sustain the ongoing recovery against short-term headwinds and boost inclusive, productive, and sustainable development in the long term, governments cannot, and should not, act alone. The private sector can strengthen the hard and soft infrastructure supporting Latin America and the Caribbean’s economies, while drawing them closer together through trade, regulatory, and other integration.
Issue BriefNov 16, 2022
The future of immunization financing in Latin America and the Caribbean
By Miguel Betancourt-Cravioto and Pepe Zhang
This issue brief outlines outlines recommendations for national immunization programs to promptly recover from the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic and continue on a path to effectively protect the health and well-being of region’s populations.
Pepe Zhang is a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center. Zhang leads the center’s policy work on regional economic issues including macro-fiscal policies, international trade and investment, supply chains, productivity, health, multilateral development organizations, digital transformation, and strategic post-COVID growth opportunities. In addition, Zhang manages the center’s China-Latin America portfolio, which provides timely insight on these growing relations through multi-perspective analyses and events. Zhang’s multilingual commentary on these issues has appeared in US and international outlets including the Financial Times, Bloomberg, CNN, the New York Times, Project Syndicate, World Economic Forum, Valor Econômico, and O Globo.
Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, Zhang worked at the Inter-American Development Bank, focusing on international trade and investment promotion, entrepreneurship, and technology in Latin America and the Caribbean. Zhang holds a master’s degree in international economics from the John Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, and a bachelor’s degree from Pomona College in Latin American politics and Spanish. Zhang is fluent in Spanish, English, and Chinese, and has extensive professional and academic experience across Latin America, China, and the United States.