Overview of initiatives regarding the management of the peri-urban interface.
This paper provides an overview of the initiatives that are being taken with respect to the management of the peri-urban interface by development agencies, NGOs, research institutes and government authorities, both at programme and project level. The overview of programmes will consider bilateral and multilateral programmes with relevance to peri-urban areas, and will describe the agencies' and programmes' conceptualisation of peri-urban areas, areas of intervention and policies and strategies being applied to such areas. The overview at the project level will also examine the conceptualisation of the peri-urban interface, highlighting dominant themes and actual strategies for planning and management in specific cases, and will consider recommendations for policy and evaluations of good practice. The report concludes with a summary of projects covered in table form in order to provide more comprehensive and detailed information about existing interventions.