The Kyrgyzstan Mountain Societies Development Support Programme (MSDSP KG), an initiative of AKF, is a locally registered public foundation which seeks to improve the livelihoods of select communities in Kyrgyzstan’s mountain areas. MSDSP KG’s core programme area includes the mountainous districts of Alai, Chong-Alai, and Kara-Kulja in Osh Oblast as well as Naryn and At-Bashy districts in Naryn Oblast, covering a total population of more than 320,000 people. Sectors: MSDSP KG implements a range of integrated interventions in early childhood development, natural resource management and health which converge in villages and are implemented in collaboration with and between community-based groups and local governments. Disaster risk reduction, enhancing local governance and improving climate change resilience are cross-cutting themes across MSDSP KG’s work. Approach: MSDSP KG employs multi-input area based development approach. It identifies specific entry points and niches in select sectors where programming can demonstrate and effect significant impact which, over time, can a) become models to be replicated and adapted elsewhere in the country and b) influence public policy. In this regard, emphasis is placed on internal monitoring, documentation and evaluation.