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Word of the day: Quango

Written By: Jason Shafrin - Jan• 14•11

Quango noun, acronym:

  • Quango or qango is an acronym (variously spelt out as quasi non-governmental organisation, quasi-autonomous non-governmental organisation, and quasi-autonomous national government organisation) used notably in the United Kingdom, Ireland and elsewhere to label an organisation to which government has devolved power. In the United Kingdom the official term is “non-departmental public body” or NDPB.

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