This cartoon summary of the toolkit compan ion illustrates a variety of situations in the min ing sector of Kyrgyzstan and beyond, and re inforces the ideas that the toolkit companion covers in detail. The project team hopes that the cartoons make the issues more accessi ble to the various parties, and that – through the cartoon lens – the parties may see them selves as others see them. By their actions and inactions, each of the players involved in mine development can influence the poten tial for the conflicts that promote instability and social inequality and contribute to envi ronmental insecurity. Like the toolkit and its companion, this cartoon summary promotes the idea that cooperation among the parties, transparency and a rigorous analysis that integrates environmental and social impact assessment are the keys to success for re sponsible development in the mining sector. The ideas for cartoons come from different mining sector experiences, and are informed by the project work in Kyrgyzstan.