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 include the housing corporation, the audit commiss
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- 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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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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Quasi-Autonomous Non-Governmental Organisation
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QUANGO is an abbreviation for Quasi-Autonomous Non-Governmental Organisation
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Type: Term Pronunciation: kwang′gō Definitions: 1. A committee wholly or partially supported by government funds in which some members are appointed by government and others by nongovernmental agencies or organizations; the committee functions as a nongovernmental organization rather than as an arm of government. System used primarily in
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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 Environmental Protection Agency (1970) in the USA. The growth of quangos in the UK represented one aspect of the Conservative government's (1979–97...
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In both the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom, a quasi-autonomous non-governmental organisation (quango or qango) is an organisation to which a government has devolved power. In the United Kingdom this term covers different `arm`s-length` government bodies, including `non-departmental public bodies`, non-ministerial departments, and ...
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Quasi-Autonomous Non-Government Organisation
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a quasi-autonomous non-governmental organization
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