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a quasi nongovernmental organization; an organization that is financed by the government yet acts independently of the government
An organization that, although financed by a government, acts independently of it.
Origin: From the initial letters (the first two letters for the first word) of "quasi-autonomous non-governmental organization"
In both Republic of Ireland and the UK, a quasi-autonomous non-governmental organisation is an organisation to which a government has devolved power. In the United Kingdom this term covers different 'arms-length' government bodies, including "non-departmental public bodies", non-ministerial departments and executive agencies. The International Organization for Standardization, which is a network of various countries' national standards institutes, and the Forestry Commission, which is a non-ministerial government department responsible for forestry in Great Britain, are examples of quangos.
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