Aid workers and experts have warned that Pakistan is still not prepared for the monsoon season, which starts in July, as most provinces have yet to recover from last year’s massive floods.

Last year’s floods and the resulting damage and loss of lives highlighted the need to build Pakistan’s resilience to disaster, according to Oxfam Pakistan director Neva Khan, IRIN reports. A spokesman for Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority said the government is making sure disaster-resistant structures are in place as it conducts post-flood reconstruction efforts.

Meantime, the International Monetary Fund has urged Pakistan to work toward curbing inflation and protecting the country for the possible economic effects of higher oil prices, Radio Free Liberty Europe says.

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  • Ivy Mungcal

    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.