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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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An advertising campaign will be launched and McConnell wants a page on the Executive website where people can see and apply for quango vacancies.
He is looking at the 47 culture quangos in his department to see if they are duplicating each other's work.
A senior councillor raised the issue of quangos and how much they cost, and yesterday an Assembly Member slammed quangos as "unaccountable".
A study by the think-tank has revealed an astonishing 132 quango officials are paid more than a Cabinet secretary, and 686 received more than an MSP.
"But let's be clear, when it comes to shrinking and streamlining the quango state there's plenty more to come."
DAVID Cameron has created more than 150 new public bodies despite pledging to hold a "bonfire of the quangos".
Sir Eric, as Tory chairman, was in a prime position to recommend which unelected Tory should occupy those Quango seats.
UP to seven agencies based in Birmingham face the axe under government plans to scrap so-called quangos.
George Osborne's Office for Budget Responsibility is an early example, and if David Cameron is serious about his Big Society - more charities and private sector groups doing what the state once did - there will surely need to be some form of regulation: a case for a new quango, perhaps.
Yet in opposition he promised a "bonfire of the quangos" when Labour came to power.
The Assembly Government offer is a bid to resolve the pay jumble that followed Rhodri Morgan's bonfire of the quangos which brought independent bodies like the Welsh Development Agency under Assembly control.
Quango chiefs are determined to go out in style on April Fool's Day at the health service's expense.