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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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This, again, is not and never has been a quango, but is in fact an NDPB.
8billion - but the Executive list doesn't include all the internal government agencies or a rash of equally unelected advisory bodieswhich take the total to over 100 quangos.
Hundreds of quangos spend billions of pounds each year on essential services such as health and education.
Yet the former quangos used public money on wining and dining at rugby internationals and I do not see very much benefit coming to Wales from these junkets.
Quango chiefs are determined to go out in style on April Fool's Day at the health service's expense.
Political opportunism was a major motivating force in driving the quango and patronage issues on to the agenda.
Some of B r it a in ' s best-known organisations are classified as quangos (Quasi-Autonomous Non-Governmental Organisation) including national galleries and museums, bodies such as the Forestry Commission and the British Council.
The DUP's Jonathan Craig, who discovered the rising charity costs through a written Assembly question, slammed the quango as an "obscene waste of taxpayers' money".
We did say we were going to reduce the number of quangos," the Communities Secretary told BBC Radio 4's Today programme.
A governor-general type ensconced himself in the Welsh office and appointed a raft of quangos for controlling every facet of the Welsh infrastructure.
QUANGO 'CAROUSEL' REVEALED MANY quango board members are on a "carousel"which sees them move from one lucrative taxpayer-funded position to another, according to a report released yesterday.
Within hours of Colm McCarthy's team proposing slashing Agricultural quangos from the current 150 to a mere 35, junior minister Trevor Sargent, below, was announcing the formation of a brand new one - An Bord Organach - to oversee organic food standards.