The development of rural areas in Kyrgyzstan has become increasingly important in recent years. There is great interest from the Kyrgyz side in the integrated rural development in Germany and especially in deepening cooperation with Bavaria. The focus is on passing on helpful guiding principles. Together with Hanns-Seidel-Foundation, it is planned to support an exemplary integrated rural development process in a selected pilot county. Possible starting points and technical priorities for the elaboration of an integrated rural development concept have already been identified using the adapted analysis tool LE.NA. The next step is to develop the concept on site and to agree on the first implementation steps. The aim is to find a Kyrgyz approach for sustainable development of rural areas, that can be transferred to other regions of the country with government support.