In 2017, several large biopharmaceutical companies, in partnership with the World Bank and the Union of International Cancer Control (UICC), launched Access Accelerated, an initiative that aims to improve access to prevention, care and treatment of NCDs in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). Members of Access Accelerated have committed to measuring their programs and reporting to the global health community. To facilitate these efforts, the Access Observatory team designed a new measurement framework, based on public health priorities, that serves as a common language for categorizing, understanding and comparing access programs. The Access Observatory (accessobservatory.org) is an online public repository of information on access programs, structured according to the measurement framework.