Recovery efforts defined within the NDRF are guided by a central vision and goal. Following the 2015 floods, an initial vision and goal were determined; these have been updated in response to the 2015/16 drought. A common recovery vision and goal that cuts across both disasters is critical to ensure that the NDRF can effectively co-ordinate common multi-stakeholder efforts and strengthen resilience of vulnerable populations
Vision: A nation that is food secure and resilient to natural disasters, that can rapidly recover from drought and flood shocks, while fostering sustainable economic growth and ensuring equitable, inclusive, and participatory reconstruction that builds back better.
Goal: The long-term goal of the NDRF is to sustainably improve the resilience of communities affected by the floods and drought, support prolonged food security of vulnerable populations, and restore the livelihoods of disaster-affected communities.