The international protection system is facing complex and critical challenges. In particular, the effective ability to claim asylum at borders – a pivotal pillar of the system – has become increasingly out of reach at a time when scale, scope, and complexity of displacement is overstretching the system. This three-year initiative is a partnership with the Migration Policy Institute to explore new ways to facilitate access to protection that better support equity and results in more flexible, sustainable infrastructure. Through research, consultations, and convenings, it will advance creative, effective alternative approaches to providing access to protection and solutions for forced migrants that can be adapted to particular contexts around the globe. An Advisory Group, comprised of leading protection experts, policymakers, migration researchers and academics, and civil society from regions around the world, will be engaged in the initiative’s work.