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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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A senior councillor raised the issue of quangos and how much they cost, and yesterday an Assembly Member slammed quangos as "unaccountable".
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Cameron defended his government's reputation, insisting the Coalition was cutting through bureaucracy and quangos (otherwise known as quasi autonomous non-governmental organisations).
But they are creating tens of new quangos with their top-down reorganisation of the NHS, whilst those bodies such as One North East, which really did help growth and help create jobs, have no effective replacement and that's why we are still in a double-dip recession.
Shadow Cabinet Office Minister Jon Trickett said: "This Government promised a bonfire of the quangos, but it's a damp squib.
With the country effectively in receivership, the cost of these so-called quangos cannot be justified.
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Summary: The Government has announced that 192 quangos will be abolished and a further 289 changed by merging them with other groups.
AFTER reading a letter in a national newspaper, we have been informed that 192 quangos are to go and another 180 are to merge.
The Competition Commission looks set to merge with the OFT as part of the government's cull of nearly 200 quangos.
IT'S quite easy to pile quangos up on a bonfire - who wants to die fighting for the Advisory Committee on Packaging?