Countries can start preparing for graduation even before they have met the graduation criteria for the first time. Possible activities include ensuring all relevant government bodies and other stakeholders understand the graduation process, and assessing productive capacity and the impact of losing international support measures, particularly those related to trade and official development assistance. The suggested activities are ideas only, based on best practice and lessons from previous graduation cases. They are not part of the official UN graduation process.
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