The UN Women supported project “From Opportunities to Capacities: A Multi-Sectoral Approach to Enhancing Gender Responsive Governance” has been initiated in December 2016 and anchored in the Centre for Gender Studies and Development (CGSD). This main aim of the project is to create a body of evidence (literature, documentation, evidence based research, policy papers) related to gender responsive governance. Such a project would create an enabling environment to streamline gender in different tiers of governance, especially the Gram Panchayat. It is the next step after capacity building of elected women representatives which was undertaken in an earlier phase through collaboration between UN Women, MOPR and NIRDPR. Along with the project at NIRDPR, UN Women has also entered into collaboration with SIRDs across six states: Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha where capacities of gender responsive governance are being enhanced and models of gender friendly Panchayats implemented on a pilot basis. NIRDPR, as an apex institution for rural development is the knowledge leader in the process. Its role is to train the trainers and create key knowledge products that would enable the consolidation and scaling up of gender responsive governance across the country.