Maja Rüegg heads the working area Sustainable and Inclusive Economies at Helvetas together with Ruedi Lüthi. She provides thematic support on market systems development for projects working on agricultural value chains and labour markets. Her advisory expertise also covers monitoring and evaluation (M&E). Previously, Maja worked in rural development projects in Tanzania and Madagascar. She has also done research in Kyrgyzstan and Bolivia on topics related to rural economy. She holds a MSc in Development Studies (LSE) and an MA in International Relations (University of Geneva) and has worked in development cooperation since 2008.