Paul Vandenberg

Economist
Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)


Author

  • | Reports

    Job Matching for Youth in Asia and the Pacific: A Transitions Approach for Positive Labor Market Pathways

    This report analyzes ways to match youth in Asia and the Pacific with quality jobs and shows why approaches that consider nonlinear transitions into and within the labor market can help underpin productivity and social progress.
  • | Reports | Ecosystems for Technology Startups in Asia and the Pacific

    Uzbekistan’s Ecosystem for Technology Startups

    This report explores Uzbekistan’s nascent technology start-up ecosystem, outlines hurdles entrepreneurs face to turn ideas into viable businesses, and offers practical ways to create the environment they need to thrive.
  • | Reports | Ecosystems for Technology Startups in Asia and the Pacific

    Indonesia’s Technology Startups: Voices from the Ecosystem

    This report examines the growing technology startup scene in Indonesia, assesses the challenges and opportunities for new ventures, and identifies ways to boost the ecosystem and drive social and economic growth.
  • | Reports | Ecosystems for Technology Startups in Asia and the Pacific

    The Philippines’ Ecosystem for Technology Startups

    This report assesses the current ecosystem for tech startups in the Philippines, focusing on four sectors: climate change, education, agriculture, and health.
  • | Reports | Ecosystems for Technology Startups in Asia and the Pacific

    Georgia’s Emerging Ecosystem for Technology Startups

    This publication explores Georgia’s growing technology startup scene, assesses the challenges and opportunities for new ventures, and outlines ways to boost the ecosystem and help spur social and economic growth.
  • | Papers and Briefs | ADB Briefs

    City-Level Tech Startup Ecosystems and Talent Development in Indonesia

    This brief explains how cities across Indonesia can develop enabling ecosystems that foster technology startups and include tailored incubator and accelerator programs, access to mentors, and the development of tech and entrepreneurial talent.

  • | Papers and Briefs | ADB Briefs

    How to Recover Learning Losses from COVID-19 School Closures in Asia and the Pacific

    This brief provides insights on how learning losses caused by the closure of schools during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic can be recovered in Asia and the Pacific.

  • | Reports | Ecosystems for Technology Startups in Asia and the Pacific

    Singapore’s Ecosystem for Technology Startups and Lessons for Its Neighbors

    This report examines Singapore’s vibrant technology-based startup ecosystem and identifies key lessons that can inform the efforts of Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand to nurture and develop their tech startups.

  • | Reports | Ecosystems for Technology Startups in Asia and the Pacific

    Cambodia’s Ecosystem for Technology Startups

    This report assesses the current ecosystem for tech-based startups in Cambodia, focusing on agriculture, education, health, and climate change. It discusses the challenges facing tech startups and provides recommendations to overcome them.

  • | Papers and Briefs | ADB Briefs

    Youth Employment Support in Asia and the Pacific: What Works

    This brief explores the challenges faced by young people in securing employment in Asia and the Pacific. It assesses the main types of support for youth employment and highlights the importance of multidimensional approaches.

Editor

  • | Books

    SMEs in Developing Asia: New Approaches to Overcoming Market Failures

    This book focuses on the market failures encountered by enterprises in the key areas of technology and innovation, credit and finance, education and skills, and market access.

  • | Books

    Managing the Middle-Income Transition

    Greater reliance on efficiency and productivity improvement, innovation, and market competition are needed for the People’s Republic of China to make the transition to high income and avoid the middle income trap.