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quan·go

 (kwăng′gō)
n. pl. quan·gos
An organization or agency that is financed by a government but that acts independently of it.

[qua(si) n(on-)g(overnmental) o(rganization).]

quango

(ˈkwæŋɡəʊ)
n, pl -gos
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a semipublic government-financed administrative body whose members are appointed by the government
[C20: qu(asi-)a(utonomous) n(on)g(overnmental) o(rganization)]

quango

Quasi-autonomous non-governmental organization, an organization or agency that receives funding from a government but is able to act independently.
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Noun1.quango - a quasi nongovernmental organization; an organization that is financed by the government yet acts independently of the government
organization, organisation - a group of people who work together
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quango

[ˈkwæŋgəʊ] N (Brit) =quasi-autonomous non-governmental organizationONG f organización no gubernamental cuasi autónoma
QUANGO
El término quango, que corresponde a las siglas de quasi-autonomous non-governmental organization, se empezó a usar en el Reino Unido para referirse a organizaciones tales como la Equal Opportunities Commission o la Race Relations Board, que fueron establecidas por el gobierno pero que no dependen de ningún ministerio. Algunos quangos poseen funciones ejecutivas, mientras que otros son meramente consultivos. La práctica de poner demasiadas responsabilidades en manos de quangos ha sido criticada debido al hecho de que sus miembros son a menudo nombrados a dedo por el gobierno y no tienen la obligación de responder de sus actividades ante el electorado.
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And he claimed the bloated Ofgem salaries make a mockery of Government claims to be cutting back on bureaucracy, waste and qangos.
Of course,as the son of an ambassador,Sir Bob is a past master at picking his way through the upper echelons of council egos, qangos,government committees and private sponsorship.
They are not only defined by the mandatory and permissive statute powers set out by provinces but also reduced by a welter of quasi-autonomous boards, agencies, authorities, qangos and special districts.