The ISO list of developing countries is approved by ISO Council. The list is based on the United Nations (UN) list of Member States of the Group of 77 (G77) plus ISO members in the UN Eastern European Group of countries that asked to be added.

ISO groups developing countries by region for practical reasons when carrying out training programmes. ISO’s grouping of countries does not reflect an opinion (political or otherwise) of any kind, including about the legal status of any country, territory, city, area, its authorities, or the drawing of its frontiers or boundaries.

List of developing countries in ISO by region [PDF]