Quasi-autonomous non-governmental organisation sometimes referred to as a non-departmental public body. Quangos are part of national government but operate at arm's length from government departments. There are around 1,000 such organisations in the UK which between them spend more £24bn. Examples ...
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[n] - QUAsi Non-Governmental Organization
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an abbreviation of quasi-autonomous non-governmental organization, meaning an organization that is generally not for profit, is in receipt of public funds, but is partly independent of government control.
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Quasi-autonomous non-governmental organisation. An organisation set up or appointed by the government to carry out a specific brief or function. Quangos are not government departments, but they do carry out work on behalf of the government.
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Any administrative body that is nominally independent but relies on government funding; for example, the British Council (1935), the Equal Opportunities Commission (1975) in the UK, and the...
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quasi-NGO noun a quasi nongovernmental organization; an organization that is financed by the government yet acts independently of the government
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Stands for quasi-non-governmental organization, such as the U.S. Federal Reserve. The term is British. Contexts: phrases
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