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About the Electronic Cash Transfer Learning Action Network (ELAN) 

The Electronic Cash Transfer Learning Action Network (ELAN) works to improve the impact of humanitarian cash transfers through the appropriate use of payments technology. We’re a network of service providers, humanitarian practitioners, and donors who research and share best practice around e-transfer products, services, and practices

What We’ve Done

In 2015-16, the ELAN focused on building basic knowledge around e-transfers, strengthening relationships between private sector and humanitarian actors, and improving data protection. Explore our key resources

Our Current Priorities

Now we’re concentrating on building digital payments capacity and fine-tuning e-transfer products and services.

Capacity Building and Tools

In partnership with Ignacio Mas and the Digital Frontiers Institute, we’ve launched “Digital Humanitarian Cash: Extreme Operations.” This new online course introduces humanitarian implementers and private sector partners to best practice in the growing field of digital humanitarian cash. Learn more about the course and register for our next session!

Products and Services

We provide opportunities for service providers and technology actors to test and receive feedback on relevant product and services. Join an upcoming Humanitarian Payments Lab design session and find providers and products through our Cash Catalog.  

Get Involved

Join our community of practice! Receive our monthly digest of cutting-edge articles and regular updates about upcoming webinars.

Need Help?

We’re available to provide remote and occasional in-country technical assistance for your humanitarian e-transfer program. Send us a request, and we’ll be in touch!