Streams | Costing & Forecasting Workshop The increasing demand for public services, the need for transparency in the use of public funds, and the expectation to actively manage fiscal requirements are forcing government departments to rethink how the costing of new initiatives and projects is approached. Developing well-supported cost estimates help managers at all levels to understand the financial impact of their decisions. The Costing & Forecasting Workshop will focus on emerging trends in cost estimating and forecasting, reviewing applied best practices, and examining costing tools available to the public sector. Learning objectives: Developing a fundamental level of awareness of cost estimating. Applying cost estimating and forecasting techniques and approaches used in the public sector. Discovering how government organizations build and assess project costing to obtain internal support.