Oil Exploration and Production in Malawi

Citizens for Justice

Citizens for Justice (CFJ) published this report in 2014, as a way to explore how effective Malawi’s economic growth is due to their abundant supply of natural resources, specifically oil. Malawi’s government developed an Economic Recovery Plan (ERP), launched in 2012, as an attempt to meaningfully transform the lives of its citizens if properly governed.

In an attempt to protect social economic rights for Malawians, CFJ instituted this study to review the legal and policy regimes that regulate the oil exploration and production in Malawi.

This report aims to continue the conversation of how to best balance the need for economic development, while also valuing the protection of environmental and social economic rights.