Electronic Cash Transfer Learning Action Network (ELAN)
The Electronic Cash Transfer Learning Action Network (ELAN) was active from 2016 to 2019 with the goal of improving the impact of humanitarian cash transfers through the appropriate use of payments technology. The network comprised service providers, humanitarian practitioners, and donors who research and share best practice around e-transfer products, services, and practices, and was convened by Mercy Corps, with support from the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and Paypal.
ELAN Humanitarian KYC Case Studies
Know Your Customer (KYC) regulations, also known as customer due diligence, are designed to combat money laundering, terrorist financing, and other related threats to the financial system. They refer to the ID checks that financial institutions perform to comply with national financial regulations. While humanitarian agencies are not subject to KYC regulations, they do apply to financial...
ELAN Mobile Money Workshop Report
The Electronic Cash Transfer Learning Action Network (ELAN) hosted two mobile money workshops in January 2016 in Dakar (Senegal) and in Gisenyi (Rwanda). The workshops were attended by 52 individuals from seven countries across West Africa and the Great Lakes region representing 16 humanitarian agencies (HAs) and 11 private sector service providers (SPs). The events were guided by...
ELAN Vocabulary and Usage
Guidelines and Tools
As e-transfer programs, technologies and products develop, key terms, phrases and working definitions are evolving alongside them. At the moment, these words and phrases are rarely standardized, and often hold unique meanings within different contexts and to different stakeholders. In order to facilitate clear interactions within the network, attendees at the kick off meeting discussed the...