Peri-urban people can be helped to achieve positive changes in their livelihoods by interventions that promote certain actors and actions. In particular, support for local NGOs, community-based facilitators, participatory planning and improved access to credit, training and information all seem to help people to overcome the livelihoods challenges created by peri-urban conditions.
Mattingly, M., Gregory, P. and Walls, M. 2006. Well-targeted interventions shown to improve peri-urban livelihoods. Policy brief. Annex G of the Final Technical Report of project R8491. London: Development Planning Unit, University College London. 2 pp.