A peri-urban interface (PUI) produces special circumstances for production, livelihoods and poverty. One key consequence is that it appears to push people from a rural economy into an urban economy. Particularly important are its strong impacts on poor people that will need to be considered in pro-poor policy as well as policy aimed at economic growth more generally. Researching PUI features - despite the specialness of some of them - may have produced findings for policy directed at rural-urban migration in general.
Mattingly, M., Gregory, P. and Walls, M. 2006. A peri-urban interface has special features, but there are lessons for wider rural-urban policy. Policy brief. Annex G of the Final Technical Report of project R8491. London: Development Planning Unit, University College London. 2 pp.