In collaboration with other TAI Africa partners, Centre for Environmental Policy and Advocacy (CEPA) analyzed the environmental legislative framework and actual practice in Malawi in relation to the three pillars of Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration, namely access to information, participation in decision-making and access to justice. In order to implement the TAI, CEPA involved selected civil society organisations to participate in the research component of the initiative. Case studies were identified from various environment and natural resources sectors and using the TAI indicators to measure and monitor government performance in order to identify gaps and recommend priority actions for enhanced performance. The TAI Malawi core team was selected based on expertise in areas of law and policy, environment and natural resources management, capacity building and public outreach. The team was responsible for research design, execution of research and report writing. The team comprised researchers from CEPA, Coordination Unit for Rehabilitation of the Environment and Training Support for Partners. In addition to the research team a Review Panel was set up, which reviewed the research results and the assessment report.