In pursuit of its aims and objectives, NRM is guided by, but not limited to, the following principles:
1. Pursuit of peace;
2. Democracy and good governance;
3. National unity and non-sectarianism;
4. Affirmative action
5. Equal opportunities
6. Socio-economic transformation and modernization
Further, the principles of transparency, accountability, integrity, consensus building and merit are a basis for accessing positions of leadership within the organs of NRM.