ELAN Resources

CaLP and ELAN members often use the same terms in different ways. With feedback from our members, we established common terms and usage notes for our resources.

Featured Resource

Launch of new digital humanitarian cash course!

We’re excited to launch our new online course, “Digital Humanitarian Cash: Extreme Operations.” The five-week course, developed between the ELAN and the Digital Frontiers Institute, introduces humanitarian implementers and private sector partners to best practice in this growing field. Weekly topics include: digital payments basics, programming for inclusion, service provider assessments and contracts, liquidity management, and financial inclusion.  

Watch our launch video, learn more about the course, and register for the upcoming session in September!


Resources by Topic

Product Experiences and Regulation 

Over the past two years, the ELAN has hosted a series of workshops to improve e-transfer products and processes. Resources below include recommendations to strengthen use of a particular delivery mechanism or relationships between private sector partners and humanitarian actors.

Financial Inclusion

Humanitarian e-transfer programs may represent an opportunity to increase financial inclusion for program participants. The ELAN has summarized the basics of financial inclusion and explored when and how programs can influence uptake of new financial services.


 Data Management and Protection 

E-transfer programs inherently collect, store, and share personally-identifiable data on program participants. Good data management and protection are fundamental to responsible programming.


Geographic-specific Resources

The ELAN has devoted extra attention to a couple of geographies. New resources will be added as they are developed.



The ELAN is a network of service providers, humanitarian practitioners, and donors working to improve the impact of cash transfers through the appropriate use of payments technology. Learn more about the work we're doing and our current priorities here.

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