IRIS will be pilot tested in two phases. The first phase will test the feasibility and applicability of the IRIS Standard in different geographical, jurisdictional, and sectoral contexts. This phase will enable adjustment and recalibration of the Standard, as well as facilitate the integration of feedback by the auditors, labour recruiters, regulatory agencies, and other stakeholders into the draft certification scheme. Once the certification scheme is developed, the second phase of pilot testing will validate the feasibility and applicability of its end-to-end certification system.
The pilot tests will be conducted through three separate modalities:
In which a pilot project is implemented between two jurisdictions that have robust regulatory frameworks governing labour recruiters
Economic Sector Approach
Which focuses on a specific economic sector or occupation within defined migration corridor(s)
Supply Chain Approach
Where the pilot project is conducted jointly with a multinational enterprise and focused on its supply chain